20-06-2021 03:41 AM Jerusalem Timing

Zionist Authorities Arrests UN Gaza Employee ’for Aiding Hamas’

Zionist Authorities Arrests UN Gaza Employee ’for Aiding Hamas’

Zionist authorities said on Tuesday it had arrested and charged a United Nations employee for allegedly providing "material assistance" to the Palestinian Resistance movement, Hamas.

Zionist authorities said on Tuesday it had arrested and charged a United Nations employee for allegedly providing "material assistance" to the Palestinian Resistance movement, Hamas.

Engineer Waheed Borsh, who has worked for the UN Development Program (UNDP) since 2003, was arrested on July 16 and indicted in a civilian court in the occupied territories on Tuesday, an Israeli  government statement said.UNDP

He is the second humanitarian worker to be charged by the Zionist entity in the past week with aiding Hamas.

The statement said Borsh, 38 and from Jabaliya in northern Gaza, had been recruited by "a senior member of the Hamas terrorist organization to redirect his work for UNDP to serve Hamas' military interests".

It said he had confessed to a number of charges, including helping to build a jetty in the northern Gaza Strip, with UNDP funding, that was later used by Hamas' naval forces.

In 2015 he allegedly persuaded managers to focus on rebuilding houses in areas where Hamas members lived, after the group put pressure on him.

No figures were provided on how much aid money he is alleged to have diverted.

The formal charge sheet was not yet publicly available.

UNDP told AFP it would be releasing a response very soon.

The government announcement follows the charging on Thursday of the Gaza head of US-based NGO World Vision with diverting millions of dollars of international aid money to Hamas.