Biden admin sent $730M to UN group despite calls for anti-Jew violence: ‘Rotten to the core’
- October 10, 2023
Josh Christenson and Diana Glebova, NY Post
The Biden administration has funneled more than $730 million to a United Nations organization for refugee assistance in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that harbored personnel who have incited violence against the Jewish people, The Post has learned.
The Free Beacon also obtained internal records that show US officials expressed concerns in 2021 about relaxing sanctions on funding to the Palestinian territories, citing “a high-risk Hamas could potentially derive indirect, unintentional benefit from US assistance to Gaza.”
“There is less but still some risk US assistance would benefit other designated [global terrorist] groups,” Andrew Weinschenk, the director of the State Department’s Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures, said in a memo to the Treasury Department.
“Notwithstanding this risk, State believes it is in our national security interest to provide assistance in the West Bank and Gaza to support the foreign policy objectives,” Weinschenk told Brad Smith, the acting director of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
The internal documents were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust, which is run by Michael Chamberlain, a former Trump Education Department communications official.