Attorney General Alan Wilson Leads 24-State Coalition Urging Congress to Permanently Defund Terrorist-Embedded U.N. Agency

May 8, 2024

Attorney General Alan Wilson led a 24-state coalition in a letter to Congressional leadership, urging Congress to permanently cut all funding to the terrorist-embedded United Nations Relief and Works Agency (“UNRWA”).

On October 7, 2023, dozens of UNRWA staff participated in the largest attack on the Jewish community since the Holocaust. UNRWA’s ties to terrorism are not just the work of a few bad apples; as much as 10% of its staff is tied to Hamas. UNRWA even concealed a Hamas command center beneath its headquarters and stored hidden weapons in UNRWA schools.

Not only has UNRWA aided terrorism, it has fueled antisemitic hate. Nearly 300,000 Palestinian children in Gaza attend UNRWA schools, where they have been indoctrinated by antisemitic teachers with textbooks and education materials that even the European Parliament have warned promote violence and antisemitism.

“The U.S. should not be funding terrorism. Period. We’ve known UNRWA is used by terrorists and has helped facilitate terror attacks for decades. The UN’s own investigation confirms what we’ve been raising the alarm about for months. It’s time to permanently cut funding for UNRWA, and we need to do it before they receive another dime,” said Attorney General Alan Wilson.

The States urge Congress to cut all funding to UNRWA. After the barbaric October 7 terror attacks, there is no excuse to pay UNRWA a single cent, much less billions of dollars.

South Carolina and Iowa led the 24-state coalition. They were joined by Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Read the full letter here.

Attorney General Wilson led a 26-state coalition in February, urging to stop the funding of UNRWA. Now, a United Nations own investigation proved what the states have been warning about for months. You can read that letter here.