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Chris Gunness (Screenshot / UN)

UN Agency Spokesman Goes Wild on Twitter to Defend Denial

Chris Gunness, spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which deals uniquely with Palestinian refugees, denied last week that UNRWA had handed weapons to Hamas during last summer’s Gaza war–and blocked critics on Twitter who had questioned his denial. Gunness also responded to critics by tweeting a graphic photograph of a maimed Palestinian child, and by accusing UN human rights critic Anne Bayefsky of “racism” for her criticism.