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UNRWA threatens to fire Gaza employees with declared Hamas, Fatah loyalties

Posted in Internal Palestinian Affairs, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

Following an internal election within UNRWA, the agency’s management has warned it may fire employees who violated the organization’s nonpartisan policy by affiliating with political factions in Gaza – namely Fatah and Hamas.

The warning came as the election for the chairmanship of UNRWA trade union ended Monday. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is a major source of employment in Gaza.

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  1. eu4israel said, on April 3, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Looks like UNRWA has finally changed it’s tone, after years of admitting it has Hamas people on it’s pay role and claiming this is “Ok”, it is now admitting that this situation is not acceptable. The next phase would be for the UN and UNRWA to investigate it’s employees involvement in terror attacks. This will only be done once the international community and the US presure the UN to start investigating.

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