Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, has analogized the butchery in Syria to the Israeli treatment of Palestinians: "The loss of camps in Syria and the uncertainty that it has wrought, are suffered by all, just as the bombardments in Gaza." UNRWA is desperate to put Palestinians back on top of the world's most deserving victims list, as the UN's massive Palestinian advocacy machinery struggles with the Syrian distraction. In his latest twisted remarks, UNRWA's chief finds a way of blaming Israel for the consequences of events in Syria for Palestinians. "The distress of Palestine refugees in Syria and displaced from Syria has given the lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process an added, and very stark dimension."
The Red Cross - known for denying usage of the Jewish Magen David Adom while embracing the Islamic Red Crescent - is sporting a new video promoting the Turkish thugs responsible for the 2010 Gaza-bound flotilla. The ICRC 150th anniversary video features Hussein Oruc, deputy chairman of the IHH NGO - a man who said at the time (among other things): "Israelis...want to control the West." An ICRC spokesperson told the Times of Israel he couldn't see any problem; it was just "part of an initiative to highlight different perspectives on current humanitarian challenges." Antisemitism isn't a humanitarian challenge at the UN.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon evidently doesn't trust President Obama, who was recently dragged into finally admitting that Syria has used chemical weapons. Obama's assessment isn't "independent or impartial" according to the UN chief. That much-touted UN initiative to send an investigative team to Syria "within 24 hours" went nowhere, so the SG is saying crimes against humanity are still a would-be thing: "Our goal remains a fully independent and impartial inquiry...The use of chemical weapons by any party would be a crime against humanity...I again urge the Syrian Government to grant Dr. Sellström's team the access we have long sought."