UN suspends UNWRA employees for inciting violence against Israelis on Facebook

October 23, 2015 13:19

The United Nations suspended several UNRWA employees after UN Watch exposed that they were inciting violence against Israelis and Jews on social media.

The suspensions came only after a report of 10 such incidences published by UN Watch on October 16. UNRWA spokseman Chris Gunness recently railed out against UN Watch's allegations, claiming they were making "baseless allegations about anti-semitism" and appealed to journalists to ignore the report.

However, now Gunness's fears seem to have come true as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Thursday announced that the UNRWA staff members inciting anti-Semitic and anti-Israel violence on Facebook "have been subject to both remedial and disciplinary action, including suspension and loss of pay."

He noted that UNRWA worked with a legal team at Facebook to remove 90 pages of those who falsely claimed to be current UNRWA employees and published violent anti-Semitic posts.

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