BBC: Israel to Pay $10 Million Compensation to the UN


iaf2.jpgAccording to a BBC report, Israel will pay $10 million in compensatory payment for damage caused to United Nations institutions in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead. The compensatory payment is for damages to UN schools, storage facilities and other institutions in Gaza. According to the report, Defense Minister Ehud Barak updated UN Secretary-General Bank ki-Moon on the matter during their recent meeting.

The report states that Israel explained it did not seek to damage any UN facility, blaming Hamas for abusing the presence of UN facilities in Gaza, and the sum being paid was decided upon and agreed to by Israel. The UN was demanding over $11 million.

Israel has agreed to pay with the stipulation that the money is a good-will act towards the international body as Israel maintains good relations with the world organization, not calling it compensation, but paying nonetheless.

According to UN officials, Operation Cast Lead damaged 50,000 homes, 800 commercial buildings, 200 schools, 39 mosques and 2 churches.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. Its not a chesed #1, it’s throwing away money that is badly needed for important Jewish needs! The damage caused by the war in Gaza was caused BY HAMAS not Israel. HAMAS was the cause of the war. HAMAS was the cause of the damage.

  2. Israel is following Obamean philosphy: Be nice to the not nice and hope they will be nice back.

    This may work with people of good intent. The UN has no recent record of being of good intent.

  3. Pure nonsense, if UN were harboring weapons, terrorists, adverseries, etc..-its there tough luck. Compensate after a war, this can only be a FIRST.

  4. BS”D

    Has this miserable ma yoffis medine one shred of gaon Yaakov left? The UN aids and abets and harbors terrorists; never mind the UNHCR scam that keeps the yishmoelim refugees in EY for generations. After this demand, the medine should have left the UN once and for all. Instead, it pays the organization that destroys it.

    Hashem Hu Malkeinu!