U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on today’s announcement by the State Department that they have temporarily paused additional funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
Since Hamas’ attack against Israel on October 7, Senator Blackburn has been extremely vocal about UNRWA’s history of being antisemitic and employing individuals affiliated with Hamas, and she introduced legislation to halt funding to the group.
More on Senator Blackburn’s work to cut funding to UNRWA:
- Blackburn, Colleagues Demand Biden Freeze U.S. Aid to Palestinians
- Blackburn Requests Answers On Report That UNRWA Teacher Held Israeli Hostage
- ICYMI: UN Watch Fact Check: UNRWA Educators Are Linked To Antisemitism And Support For Terrorism
- Blackburn, Colleagues To Schumer: Reject Biden Request For Gaza Humanitarian Aid That Hamas Will Steal
- Blackburn Op-Ed: Helping Palestinians Requires Eradicating Hamas, Not Funding It — As Biden’s Aid Package Would Do