Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon issued a statement today following the arrest of Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision's manager of operations in Gaza.
Halabi is accused of diverting 60% of World Vision's annual funds in Gaza to the military branch of Hamas.
This included the use of projects such as the construction of greenhouses to conceal terror attack tunnels.
“An organization which received UN support was caught funding terrorism. The UN must ensure that other organizations supported by the international community are not aiding terrorists,” said Ambassador Danon.
“Instead of building greenhouses, World Vision’s Gaza director funded incubators of terrorism and helped Hamas threaten the citizens of Israel,” the Ambassador concluded.