UNRWA+Hamas=More Canadian money
Canada will still give the UNRWA money even though it employs members of Hamas:
Canada will continue to fund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees after a week of allegations that the agency is employing members of Hamas, a group officially designated by Canada as a terrorist organization.
"UNRWA has a long-standing record of humanitarian aid for the Palestinian refugees, and Canada wants that role to continue," Canadian Foreign Affairs Department spokesperson Marie Christine Lilkoff told The Daily Star in a phone interview.
In a televised interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) two weeks ago, UNRWA Commissioner General Peter Hansen had said: "I am sure there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll, and I don't see that as a crime."
"Hamas as a political organization does not mean every member is a militant and we do not do political vetting and exclude people from one persuasion as against another," he said.