Senator Marsha blackburn shared a tweet that waged another debate on the role of un agencies in gaza
UNRWA is allegedly helping Hamas hold Israeli hostages.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) December 1, 2023
If true, we need to immediately defund this terrorist-sympathizing organization.
Since this tweet was published activists and fact-checkers have published tweets challenging this allegation. The senator has not clarified her tweet since.
#FactCheck | Senator @MarshaBlackburn's claim against UNRWA lacks evidence, as does Israeli journalist @bokeralmog's tweet about a hostage situation.— Eekad - إيكاد (@EekadFacts) December 8, 2023
Our investigation, including a review of Almog's account and Haaretz's hostage family testimonies, found no proof linking UNRWA… pic.twitter.com/tTLDPUdSUC
UNRWA has been a target of multiple disinformation campaigns in the past and published this tweet
🛑 Spreading unsubstantiated claims about @UNRWA must stop immediately.— UNRWA (@UNRWA) December 1, 2023
Making serious allegations in the public domain, unsupported by any evidence or verifiable facts in support thereof may amount to misinformation.
FULL Statement ⬇️https://t.co/gzNCMnVeif pic.twitter.com/1XGV99RbXw