Shin Bet: UN worker used his position to aid Hamas military projects

August 9, 2016 13:00

A United Nations worker in Gaza has been arrested for using his position to aid Hamas military activities, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Tuesday.

The suspect was named as 38-year-old Wahid Abdullah Burash of Jabalia in Gaza, an employee of the United Nations Development Program.

The UNDP is tasked with projects to help the Strip's inhabitants, including projects to rehabilitate homes damaged in warfare.

Burash had worked as a UNDP engineer since 2003. He was tasked with demolishing homes damaged in warfare and evacuating the waste.

According to the Shin Bet, Burash was instructed by a senior Hamas official in 2014 to use his position in order to help the organization.

In 2015, he allegedly helped build a naval marina for use by Hamas's military in northern Gaza.

The Shin Bet announcement came after, last week,  it was revealed that funds from international aid agency World Vision were allegedly used to aid Hamas.

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