26 state attorneys general are pressing for President Joe Biden to completely end funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees organization after it was revealed to have links to Hamas.
In a memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, the AGs wrote, “October 7, Hamas perpetrated a mass terror attack against our ally Israel—an attack that included kidnapping and murdering many Americans.”
Although the Biden administration has suspended funds for the UNRWA, the letter demanded they be stopped altogether in the future. “UNRWA is a multi-decade failed experiment and there is no justification to continue sending good money after bad. The United States must end financial contributions to UNRWA, both in the future and currently scheduled to be paid.”
“It is time for Congress to stop funding this organization that rapes, murders, and kidnaps innocents—and that has shown it has no willingness, desire, or capacity to stick to humanitarian aid and away from supporting antisemitism and terrorism,” it continued.
The UNRWA is the most prominent humanitarian organization that works in the Gaza strip; however, it was revealed that around 10 percent or around 1,200 of its employees in Gaza have links to Hamas.
In addition, 12 of them are reported to have participated in the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel.
The letter was spearheaded by Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.
In an interview with the outlet, Bird stated, “It’s the federal government’s job to prosecute terrorists, not fund them with taxpayer dollars.”
State leaders are “blowing the whistle and making sure the federal government is not funding [UNRWA] with our tax dollars.”
The UNRWA is currently not subject to oversight by the United States government.