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Wong is still making excuses for acting on Israel’s debunked accusations against UNRWA (as children starve)

ABC report: “Foreign Minister Penny Wong has sought further evidence that UN aid staff were involved in the Hamas terror attacks of October 7, admitting she does not yet have all the evidence to hand. Australia and other countries including the US, UK, Switzerland and Germany paused their funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) after the agency announced it would investigate Israel’s allegations that 12 of its 13,000 staff played a part in the attacks or had links to Hamas.”

12 of its staff? Out of 13,000?

135 UNRWA staff members are known to have been killed in Gaza since October 7th. Seems their sacrifice meant nothing to a Labor Party intent on pleasing an Israeli ethnostate accused of Genocide. Then there’s the 27,840 murdered by the IOF (as of 8th February ’24). Many of them children.

Also of little consequence to a Labor Party more concerned with the hurt feelings of Israeli/Zionist/Jewish (take your pick) lobbies, wailing about inconsequential “antisemitism“.

 

Albanese making political mileage out of accidental antisemitism to please the Israeli/Zionist/Jewish (take your pick) lobbies (Video)
‘Albocide’ refused to back South Africa’s case of Genocide against Israel in the ICJ and then withdrew funding for starving Palestinian kids

 

ABC Report continued: “British news outlet Channel 41 cast doubt over the allegations, reporting a dossier Israel provided to the UN to support its allegations contained “no evidence” to support the claims. But Senator Wong maintained Israel’s allegations were serious, noting UNRWA itself had determined an investigation was warranted.” Foreign minister Penny Wong says Australia does not yet have all evidence of Israel’s UNRWA allegations – Evelyn Manfield – ABC

Bollocks! What choice did UNRWA have in the matter?

 

Which countries have cut funding to UNRWA, and why? The UN urges continued funding to UNRWA’s ‘lifesaving’ aid in Gaza, after several Western countries cut aid to the agency

 

Wong should never have acted without concrete evidence, that’s how Australia got itself involved in the Iraq war. In this case, a decision to pause funding was always going to increase hunger amongst innocent, starving Palestinian children. Wong was fully aware of the suffering Australia’s decision would cause. She continues to drag her feet to aid Israeli ambitions.

Why?

“Gunness, the former UNRWA spokesman, said there is a “coordinated political attack” on the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees. “The Israelis have said they cannot win the war on Gaza unless UNRWA is disbanded. So what clearer signal do you want?” Source

 

Australia stands complicit in the Gaza Genocide

 

Labor government’s role in Gaza Genocide clearly defined by Australian Greens (Video)

 

Wong had already shown herself willing to lie for the abettors of Genocide in Australia. 2

Starving kids to achieve the political ends of powerful lobby groups. The obvious next stage in her devolution from “admired stateswoman” to monstrous war criminal.

 

Notes

 1 The ABC apparently lack the IT skills to link to a source – so I did it for them.

 2 Wong emulates that Hasbara we’ve all seen so much of lately. That and the fucking Jewish/Israeli/Zionist lobby groups crowding our news with their bogus antisemitism wailings, as the Genocide in Gaza goes largely unreported.

But I digress – “We know that since 2017, Australia has agreed to some 350 weapons export permits to Israel alone.

We know that Penny Wong’s department publishes data that says arms and ammunition exports to Israel have amounted to some $13 million in the same period.

We know as well that an Australia company is essentially supplying the F-35 fighter planes that are dropping munitions and bombs on Gaza.

But despite all of that evidence, we continue to get angry aggressive denials from Penny Wong.

If it wasn’t about such a brutal and destructive conflict, you could write it off as traditional politicising, but it has got to the point now where it’s a deeply offensive refusal to engage in Australia’s complicity.

I find her manner of response and her refusal to engage with the issues some of the most disturbing political theatre that I have seen in my time in politics.” – Hiding Australia’s Complicity: Shoebridge on Wong’s Trumpian Denial of Weapons Export Probing by Paul Gregoire – Sydney Criminal Lawyers


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US intelligence casts doubt on Israeli claims of UNRWA-Hamas links, report says

Israel has not “shared the raw intelligence behind its assessments with the US”.
In addition, the report notes Israel’s dislike towards the UNRWA, two sources familiar with it told the Journal.

“There is a specific section that mentions how Israeli bias serves to mischaracterize much of their
assessments
on UNRWA and says this has resulted in distortions,” one source reportedly said.

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References

Foreign minister Penny Wong says Australia does not yet have all evidence of Israel’s UNRWA allegations

South Africa Genocide proceedings against Israel – UN (PDF)

Hiding Australia’s Complicity: Shoebridge on Wong’s Trumpian Denial of Weapons Export Probing

Which countries have cut funding to UNRWA, and why?

Gaza now the world’s worst hunger crisis and on the verge of famine

Leong’s vile antisemitic slur exposed

Israel’s evidence of UNRWA Hamas allegations examined

The unforgivable truth: we went to war over a lie

Hasbara and the Control of Narrative as an Element of Strategy

Analysis | A New Low: The Israelis Advocating to Starve the People of Gaza

Israel: Starvation Used as Weapon of War in Gaza Evidence Indicates Civilians Deliberately Denied Access to Food, Water

Far-right minister calls for Israel to ‘fully occupy’ Gaza, reestablish settlements