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June 13, 2017

Protesters against Qatar, September 3, 2017

Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims Article

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at the UN Human Rights Council, June 6, 2017

Haley Slams UN Human Rights Report for 'Singling Out Israel' Article

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (File photo)

"United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday dismissed calls by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to shut down UNRWA, the UN agency for 'Palestinian refugees'.

Netanyahu's call came after terror tunnels were discovered underneath one of UNRWA's schools in Gaza. Guterres 'is concerned about recent public criticism of UNRWA and the integrity of its operations,' spokesman Farhan Haq said, according to AFP.

'He wishes to express his support for UNRWA and his admiration for the role it plays in delivering essential services and protecting the rights of millions of Palestine refugees across the Middle East.'

Guterres also 'calls on all member states to continue their support to the agency in order for UNRWA to be in a position to fulfill impartially and efficiently its essential role,' Haq added...

The discovery of a terror tunnel underneath an UNRWA school is not the first time that UNRWA has been found to be involved with Hamas.

During the 2014 counterterrorism Operation Protective Edge, Hamas rockets were discovered inside an UNRWA school building.

Likewise, a booby-trapped UNRWA clinic was detonated, killing three IDF soldiers. Aside from the massive amounts of explosives hidden in the walls of the clinic, it was revealed that it stood on top of dozens of terror tunnels, showing how UNRWA is closely embedded with Hamas.

More recently, it was revealed that Suhail al-Hindi, a Gaza employee of UNRWA, had been elected to Hamas's political bureau..."

U.N. Secretary-General concerned about the criticism of UNRWA, not the actual scandals Article

Renata Lok Dessallien, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar

"The United Nations has confirmed that its top official in Myanmar is being moved from her position...

Internal UN documents - shown to the BBC - said the organisation had become "glaringly dysfunctional", and wracked by internal tensions.

A UN spokeswoman confirmed Ms Lok-Dessallien, a Canadian citizen, was being 'rotated', saying this had nothing to do with her performance which she said had been 'consistently appreciated'.

Late last year as tens of thousands of Rohingya fled rape and abuse at the hands of Burmese soldiers, the UN team inside Myanmar was strangely silent.

Ms Lok-Dessallien and her spokesman declined simple requests for information; and on one absurd occasion she visited the conflict area, but on her return refused to allow journalists to film or record her words at a press conference.

The BBC was told that on numerous occasions aid workers with a human rights focus were deliberately excluded from important meetings..."

U.N.'s top Myanmar official failed to prioritize human rights Article

The knife used in an attempted stabbing attack in Hebron, June 12, 2017 (Israel Police Spokesperson)

Israeli Police Say They Thwarted Hebron Stabbing Document