UN: Release our employee – who worked with Hamas
UN Ambassador Danny Danon: “Israel operates according to the law…we do not grant immunity to terrorists trying to harm our citizens.”
The UN’s Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) sent a letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, requesting the release of Waheed Al-Bursh, an UNDP worker who was arrested in July for assisting the Hamas terror organization, claiming he should receive diplomatic immunity.
“Israel operates according to the law, and we continue to do so in this case as well,” said Ambassador Danon in response to the letter. “We do not grant immunity to terrorists trying to harm our citizens.”
The UN claimed that any employees of the organization should receive the privileges of diplomatic immunity by local authorities and that until Al-Bursh’s release from prison he should be granted visits by the organization.
In recent weeks Ambassador
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