July 21, 2015
- UN Approves Accreditation for Hamas-Linked NGO – Edith M. Lederer
The UN approved accreditation Monday for the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Return Center. Israel had circulated a resolution, co-sponsored by the U.S., Australia and Canada, to the Economic and Social Council opposing the application, but the resolution was defeated on Monday in a 13-16 vote, with 18 abstentions.
Israel’s Deputy UN Ambassador David Roet called the center “an essential part of the Hamas network in Europe,” that recruits, radicalizes and encourages operatives to take up arms against Israel. (AP)