Like similar bills Ros-Lehtinen introduced in previous years (H.R. 5647 of 9/18/14 and H.R. 5065 of 4/20/10), this bill would condition U.S. funding for UNRWA on a State Dept. certification that no UNRWA employee, representative, affiliate, or beneficiary was a member of a terrorist organization; no UNRWA employee or school had propagated anti-U.S., anti-Israel, or anti-Semitic rhetoric; and no UNRWA facilities had been used by a foreign terrorist organization. The State Dept. would also have to certify that UNRWA was subject to third-party auditing and that the agency held no accounts or affiliation with financial institutions that the U.S. deemed complicit in money laundering or terror financing. Inter alia, the bill would also encourage the president to request that other nations condition their support of UNRWA on similar grounds and call for responsibility for Palestinian refugees to be fully transferred to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
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