Report: Israel believes 10 percent of UNRWA employees belong to terror groups

A report in the Wall Street Journal citing Israeli intelligence shared with the US claims that at least 1,200 employees of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees are members of the Hamas or Islamic Jihad terror groups. The number represents some 10 percent of UNRWA’s staff in Gaza.

According to the report, a number of UNRWA teachers were involved in planning or carrying out the attack, one UNRWA staffer kidnapped the body of a soldier, and another set up a war room for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group on October 8, a day after the massacre.

The US has said 12 UNRWA employees were involved in the attack, but the Journal reports that a 13th staffer also entered Israel on October 7, though they did not have a clear link to any terror group.

Details of the dossier were first reported by The New York Times.

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