On August 26, 2013, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) issued a statement
indicating that one of its staff members, a 34 year old father of four was "shot dead by Israeli forces." UNRWA went on to describe the deceased man as someone who was "on his way to work and was not engaged in any violent activity." On August 27, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) responded. They detailed how UNRWA failed to provide a context for the Israeli operation, did not approach any official Israeli official or sources for comment, and rushed its statement "to the press while the violent riots were still raging..." Oh yes, it turns out that at the time a mob of 1,500 Palestinians had been assaulting Israeli Defense Forces with stones and firebombs after the IDF arrested a terrorist suspect. UNRWA's rush to exploit its workers' death for political purposes is one more example of the UN's gross anti-Israel bias - notwithstanding Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's denial earlier this month to the contrary.