Israel Must Cut all Ties to UNRWA

Israel’s Knesset is set to hold a preliminary vote on Wednesday on two bills targeting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over its ties to terrorism.

One of the bills, proposed by Knesset member Yulia Malinovsky (Yisrael Beiteinu), seeks to define the agency as a terrorist organization and cut all official ties with it, while the other, tabled by MK Dan Illouz (Likud) seeks to strip UNRWA of various immunities it currently enjoys. Illouz, whose bill seeks to strip UNRWA of immunities it enjoys with regard to taxation, lawsuits and more, said, the agency “is not and cannot be part of the solution” in the Gaza Strip.

Malinovsky’s bill “will allow for a complete dissociation from the agency—no cooperation, no trade, nothing,” she told JNS.

We look forward to this vote passing. All ties with UNRWA must be cut.

Knesset to vote on bill designating UNRWA a terror group, another stripping its immunities, by Troy Osher Fritzhand/JNS

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