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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

UN aid agency official collaborated with Hamas

Cleared for publication: In July, the Shin Bet and the Israel Police arrested Wahid Abdallah Borsh, 38, of Jabaliya in Gaza , on suspicion he used his position in the UN Development Program (UNDP), to help Hamas.

The UNDP agency runs restoration and development projects for the population in Gaza, including restoration work on houses damaged during military engagements.

Wahid Borsh worked as an engineer in the agency since 2003. He was in charge of demolition of houses that were destroyed and clearing debris from the construction sites.
Borsh's interrogation by the Shin Bet yielded the revelation that in 2014 he was instructed by a senior Hamas official to conduct his work in the UNDP in such a way as to enable Hamas to gain the maximum benefit from it.

Borsh then did various things to help the Hamas. In 2015, he helped build a marina for the use of Hamas' military wing in the north of the Gaza Strip, using UNDP resources. READ MORE