Until very recently, the main funders of UNRWA were the member states of the UN.
Now, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), a bank with nefarious connections is listed as one of the funders of UNRWA on the new chart of donors issued by UNRWA. The full list of UNRWA funders appears at: http://israelbehindthenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2015-ranking-of-countries-making-contributions-to-UNWRA.pdf
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB), is made up of 5 groups:
- The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit
- The Islamic Research & Training Institute
- The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
- The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development
- Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
The stated purpose of the bank:
“Foster economic development and social progress of member countries and Muslim communities individually as well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Shari’ah Law”
Now for the history…
“An article by Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen reported that in 2001 the Islamic Development Bank transferred $538 million raised by Saudi and Gulf royal telethons to support families of Palestinian suicide bombers and the cause of the Palestinian intifada. On August 1, 2001 Dr Ahmad Muhammad Ali, a Saudi academic and president of the Islamic Development Bank, reportedly said during an interview with Asharq al-Awsat: “There was no delay in paying financial assistance to the families of Palestinian martyrs…We have started paying them soon after receiving the money.”[
Dr Ali had previously declared that IDB was responsible for the smooth functioning of al-Quds Intifada Fund and al-Aqsa Fund, both established during an Arab summit in Cairo in October 2000. According to the final communiqué of the summit, “Al-Quds Intifadah Fund will have a capital of 200 million dollars to be allocated for disbursement to the families of Palestinian martyrs fallen in the Intifadah.”
And the IDB has done just that. Between 1975 to 2005, the IDB approved over $50 billion in funding to Muslim countries,22 ostensibly to develop their economic and educational infrastructures, but effected little regional economic impact. Its educational efforts, however, paid huge yields—via the rapid and significant spread of radical Islam worldwide. Moreover, in 2001 alone, the IDB transferred $538 million23 raised publicly by Saudi and Gulf royal telethons to support the Palestinian intifada and families of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IDB has also channeled UN funds to Hamas, as documented by bank records discovered in the West Bank and Gaza. Yet, the IDB received UN observer status in 2007.24
According to a 1991 U.S. Library of Congress report on Sudan, the IDB also supported Faisal Islamic Bank, established in 1977 under Sudan’s Faisal Islamic Bank Act by Saudi prince Muhammad ibn Faisal Al Saud and managed by local Muslim Brotherhood members and their party, the National Islamic Front.
Back in August of 2001, Ahmad Muhammad Ali, president of the bank, was questioned by the publication Asharq Al-Awsat about payments to the Palestinian Authority for the sake of carrying out the intifada. Ali told the publication that “there was no delay in paying financial assistance to the families of Palestinian martyrs,” assuring it, “We have started paying them soon after receiving the money.”
An Arab Summit in Cairo in late October of 2000 created two funds, the Al-Quds Intifadah Fund and the Al-Aqsa Fund. According to Ali, the IDB is responsible “for the smooth functioning of the two funds.” The final communiqué of the summit made no attempt to conceal the purpose of the funds: “the Al-Quds Intifadah Fund will have a capital of 200 million dollars to be allocated for disbursement to the families of Palestinian martyrs fallen in the Intifadah.”
Saudi funds which originate in the Jeddah based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) reach the Palestinian Authority Treasury Department via Account 98 of the Saudi Development Fund (SDF). All funds for Prince Salman Ibn Abd Al-Aziz’s Popular Committee for Assisting the Palestinian Mujahideen go directly to the PLO, while Prince Nayef’s funds from the Support Committee for the Al-Quds Intifada and Al-Aqsa Fund go to the Palestinian Authority. (MEMRI- http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/902.htm)
Prelim Vision of Future leadership-http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/1117.pdf
(containing “apparatus” or legs of the brotherhood.)
An explanatory Memorandum- http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/20.pdf (reference to all the organizations and plan to unify them and move the agenda forward.)
Moreover, in 2001 alone, the IDB transferred $538 million raised publicly by Saudi and Gulf royal telethons to support the Palestinian Intifada and families of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IDB has also channeled U.N. funds to Hamas, as documented by bank records discovered in the West Bank and Gaza. And yet the IDB received U.N. observer status in 2007.