Minister of Construction and Housing, Yitzchak Goldknopf, issued an immediate directive for the expulsion of the offices of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) from Israeli territories . Goldknopf (United Torah Judaism), following IDF revelations about UNRWA’s collaboration with Hamas, is leading efforts to end the organization’s lease contracts with the Israel Land Authority on the entire Israeli territory.
In light of the IDF’s revelations about the partnership between UNRWA and Hamas, Goldknopf, who also controls the Israel Land Authority Board, made a decisive request to Yanky Quint, the authority’s CEO.He demanded the immediate cessation of all contractual commitments with UNRWA, ordering their expulsion from leased and used land in Israel.
Goldknopf’s directive specifically targets halting operations of UNRWA offices in Jerusalem’s Ma’alot Dafna neighborhood and Kfar Aqab, as well as halting new leases.The move comes weeks after a report revealed the Israel Land Authority’s call to vacate unauthorized UNRWA facilities in Kfar Aqab, located north of Jerusalem and operating on Israeli state land .
Concerns about UNRWA
Minister Goldknopf expressed serious concerns about UNRWA, calling it a “dangerous organization” that has served the interests of Hamas, including being involved in a brutal attack on October 7. He highlighted growing evidence of UNRWA’s long-standing support, assistance and indoctrination aimed at harming Israel. , thus exploiting the land resources of the Israeli state.
Together with Quint, Goldknopf is determined to eradicate UNRWA’s presence in Israel, reflecting a strong stance against entities perceived to threaten national security.
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