Hamas has been responsible for the deaths of many Israelis, Europeans and Americans. Hamas has been dedicated to the destruction of a people and a nation. Hamas has been a roadblock to peace in the region for many years. Hamas was just given a pay raise by the UN —which for years has been complaining of budgetary woes and pleading for more funds (from America). Front Page Magazine reports:
The decision taken at the end of December 2005, by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide a large increase in salaries for its thousands of workers, contributes directly to HAMAS' coffers. The significant raise takes effect this month.
The 7.5 — 21% increase for UNRWA's workers was ostensibly enacted to bring their salaries closer to the much higher level of Palestinian Authority employees. UNRWA is 'the second biggest employer' in Gaza after the Palestinian Authority.
The UNRWA raise also has had the dire effect of increasing UN funding to HAMAS. Most UNRWA workers in Gaza — in fact 90 percent — voted for HAMAS in their 2003 union elections. HAMAS also runs the union's executive committee, and controls 23 of the 27 seats in of the workers' representatives in the different sectors, such as teachers, clerks, services, etc.
Since HAMAS deducts membership fees of its activists from their UNRWA salaries, the UNWRA raise contributes directly to the HAMAS budget
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