UNRWA Needs to be Dismantled

In two schools in Gaza rockets were found. It was reported that 20 had been found in the basement of just one of the schools, more in another.

Shortly afterwards, it was UNRWA said that it had turned the missiles over to the local authority – no, not some police force, but Hamas. Unwilling or too embarrassed to admit this, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon could only admit that the missiles had “gone missing.” What a ridiculously passive way to phrase the disappearance of more than twenty rockets! A puppy can go missing but a missile? Sorry…that’s just absurd. These are not hand grenades. We’re talking ROCKETS!

Let’s look at this another way – let’s say you hand a gun to a killer and he points it at someone and kills them…no wait, let’s be more accurate.

If you SEE someone kill another person and THEN they walk over to you and you hand them another gun, maybe even thank them for taking it and they walk off and start killing people…no wait…let’s be exact.

If you call up a known killer and say, listen, I think I found 20 of your guns…come get them…and the killer (or in this case killers) come and take the guns and go out and start shooting…there is a good chance you will be arrested for aiding and abetting – in short, being a partner in the murder. You knew the person had killed before; you knew the person wanted to kill again. Knowing all this, you handed the killers guns. You share in all that is done with those rockets…I mean guns.

Today, Hamas fired several rockets at large areas in central and southern Israel. With the grace of God and Iron Dome, no one was killed – that makes it attempted murder.

I am not a local authority; I cannot arrest anyone – certainly not in Gaza. But I accuse UNRWA of attempted murder of roughly four million Israelis. As the head of the organization, I reject UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s claim that the missiles have “gone missing” and hold him responsible.

He owes the State and people of Israel not just an explanation, but an apology. He can start by dismantling UNRWA – a corrupt organization that has repeatedly aided and abetted terror groups in Gaza.

About the Author
Paula R. Stern is CEO of WritePoint Ltd., a leading technical writing company in Israel. Her personal blog, A Soldier's Mother, has been running for more than 5 years. She lives in Maale Adumim with her husband and children, a dog, too many birds, and a desire to write her thoughts and dream of a trip to Italy, Scotland, and beyond.