UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency) in a recent donation conference this week demanded an additional $414 million in aid for "Palestinian refugees living in occupied Palestinian territories."
At the conference in Geneva, UNRWA deputy commissioner-general Margot Ellis, who formerly worked with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), spoke about the "disappointment that 2014 is about to end without a solution reached for the suffering of refugees of Palestine."
"The last year signified an escalation in the violent conflict in the occupied Palestinian territories that brought yet more loss of life which cannot be compensated," said Ellis. "2014 was particularly destructive for Palestinians living under occupation who still suffer from the theft of their homes, the development of their lives, and in many cases their lives."
The massive funding Ellis demanded, which comes after world donors pledged $5.4 billion, was meant for the over 800,000 "refugees" in Gaza who she claimed don't have adequate nutrition, adding that her group supplies financial aid, health and education services, as well as psychological treatment.
Indeed, that isn't all UNRWA supplied in Gaza - during the last operation initiated by Hamas's escalation of terror attacks UNRWA facilities were used on numerous occasions to store weapons and attack the IDF.
In one case three soldiers were murdered by explosives built into the walls of a UNRWA clinic which sat on terror tunnel entrances; in at least two other cases Hamas rocket stockpiles were found in UNRWA facilities - and UNRWA workers promptly returned the weapons to the terrorists.
UNRWA workers who served as directors and teachers of the agency's schools in Gaza also were senior members in the terrorist ranks of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
UNRWA's symbiotic relationship with Hamas was documented in an October video by journalist David Bedein entitled "UNRWA Goes to War."
Perhaps just as problematic in a way as UNRWA's active support of terrorism is its very existence; the agency was created as a special entity separate from the UN's main refugee agency, the UNHRC, and only aids the descendants of Arab residents who left Israel in 1948.
Uniquely, "Palestinian refugee" status is "inherited" by the descendants of the original refugees, meaning that today the number of "Palestinian refugees" numbers 5 million in total. Instead of resettling them and helping them to rebuild their lives, however, UNRWA operates an extensive network of "refugee camps" in which residents are encouraged not to integrate into their host countries.
No UN organization was established to aid the 850,000 Jewish refugees who fled or were expelled from Arab countries following 1948.