Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, has called for the immediate dismissal of a Jerusalem based U.N. agency employee who is widely known for her blatant anti-Israel activism.
Khulood Badawi, the information and media coordinator for the United
Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in
Jerusalem, (OCHA), tweeted a controversial photo, on March 10, showing
an Arab girl covered in blood laying in the arms of her father, with a
caption that read, “Palestine is bleeding … another father killed by
#Israel … another father carrying his child to a grave in Gaza.”
photo, however, was later identified as a 2006 Reuters photo. The girl
died in a playground or car accident, not as a result of any actions
taken by the IDF.
Yet, the Twitter message, which was re-tweeted by hundreds of other
users, was highly instrumental in spreading a new wave of libels against
the Israel Defense Forces.
Prosor sent a letter to the U.N. emergency coordinator, Valerie Amos, calling for Badawi’s immediate dismissal.
wrote that Badawi’s actions not only “violate conduct expected of a UN
official,” but that she also “actively engaged in the demonization of
Israel, a member state of the United Nations. Such actions contribute to
incitement, conflict and, ultimately, violence,” according to Fox News,
which obtained a copy of the letter.
“Although Ms. Badawi’s portrayal of this photo was clearly a blatant
falsehood, her post became the top tweet for anything related to Gaza on
Twitter,” Prosor affirmed.
Amos issued a reply saying, “It is regrettable that an OCHA staff
member has posted information on her personal Twitter profile, which is
both false and which reflects on issues that are related to her work.
The opinions expressed in her tweets in no way reflect the views of
OCHA, nor has it been sanctioned by OCHA.”
Badawi, who has neither retracted not apologized for her inaccurate
tweet, will remain employed by the agency during an internal
investigation, Fox News reported.
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