The illustrious UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness, best known for his crying bout of 2014, will not, probably, make a repeat performance in this case. Not in public, at least.
The whole business started with UN Watch uncovering and publishing the sad fact of UNRWA (a very special outfit, created to care about a single and singular case of refugees, but it is another story) employees developing a brisk side business. The business of incitement to murder - specifically to the murder of Jews.
The publication of these news found, as expected, a cold shoulder in the UN. However, the publicity has made its work, and, in a quiet and half-hearted way UN confessed to the misdeeds of its loyal servants:
Every allegation brought to our attention has either been or is being assessed, and where there are prima facie facts to support the allegation, in accordance with due process. Some allegations have been found to be authentic, others not.Quite.
Already, working closely with Facebook’s legal team, UNRWA has brought about the removal of more than 90 imposter or unauthorized Facebook pages. In some cases, it has determined the alleged ‘UNRWA staff’ are not in fact UNRWA employees or are no longer UNRWA employees. However, and very regrettably, in a number of cases so far, the Agency has found staff Facebook postings to be in violation of its social media rules. These postings have been removed and the staff have been subject to both remedial and disciplinary action, including suspension and loss of pay. The remaining allegations are under assessment.
The above confession, however, was preceded by a barrage of indignant denial and what Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, aptly called "McCarthyite tirade against what he called UN Watch's 'baseless allegations about antisemitism'" from our hero, Chris G. Here is a starting tweet:
here, probably there are more...
Nor crying yet, Mr Gunness?