Tuesday, February 04, 2014

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2014
  • Elder of Ziyon
Amer Kamal Ali Chinbari lives in the  UNRWA camp Beit Hanoun, in Gaza. He is a recipient of UNRWA's Relief and Social Services Plan, and as part of his benefits he gets free food. So Chinbari, along with hundreds of thousands of other family heads, gets a food ration card showing how many dependents he has so UNRWA can give him the proper amount of food.

Chinbari's ration card registration number is 1-00608901.

And, according to UNRWA records, Chinbari's family has 27 members.

Another Chinbari, named Fatmeh Mohad, has a family of 25 members. Mond Ulayan Chinbari has a household of 22, and Khaled Ibrahim Chinbari has 21. Antar has 16, Mohd and Ramadan have 15 each.

Those Chinbaris are really fertile, right?

UNRWA has a database of Gaza food ration registration cards online that, given not too much time, could be completely reproduced because of a pretty bad search algorithm. As it is, I easily took a sample of nearly 40,000 Gazan families representing over 220,000 people.

Within this sample I found 200 Chinbari households, virtually all living in Beit Hanoun, and 42 of them have household sizes of 10 of more. In total, over 1300 Chinbari family members are counted.

I find the Chinbari clan to be fascinating. Either they are scamming UNRWA, which seems likely, or they feel confident enough in UNRWA's services that they have no problem churning out lots and lots of kids despite their presumed poverty. Remember, food ration cards are only given to the poorest people.

27 kids is not out of the question if someone has four wives, but in Islam multiple wives are frowned upon if one doesn't have the means to support them. A successful scam that is being shared with family members seems more likely. (Not that there aren't other families with 25 or so members, but the Chinbaries are the only extended clan to have so many large families listed.)

Arabs have a history of inflating the number of members in their families for UNRWA ration cards that go back to the beginnings of UNRWA itself. The UNRWA reports in its first years note a flourishing trade in forged ration cards and mentions that deaths are never reported, but births are, so families can get more free food.

UNRWA, which was a somewhat worthwhile organization in the early 1950s, attempted to eliminate fraud and perform censuses on the Arab refugees - but they were stymied by the Arabs themselves, who refused to cooperate. That's one reason why, today, UNRWA counts of so-called refugees are wildly inflated.

Today, UNRWA is complicit in this population inflation. Even though a little seen UNRWA report estimated that some 200,000 Lebanese "refugees" left Lebanon long ago, UNRWA continues to count them to extort more money from the international community.

UNRWA today is doing to the world what the Chinbaris are evidently doing to UNRWA.

None of UNRWA's funders are calling for UNRWA to finally do a real census of the people they have been supporting for over 60 years, which is a fairly basic requirement for any social service agency  No one is mining the data in UNRWA's databases to find anomalies like I just found about the Chinbaris. UNRWA's donor countries happily give more and more without demanding the most basic auditing.

If I can uncover apparent fraud (or, at the very least, a red flag) in a few minutes without direct access to the database, imagine what anomalies a real auditor could find out about UNRWA with full access.




EoZTV Podcast

Podcast URL

Subscribe in podnovaSubscribe with FeedlyAdd to netvibes
addtomyyahoo4Subscribe with SubToMe

Support EoZ by shopping!

search eoz

comments

Speaking

follow me

Follow by Email

translate

Share on Whatsapp


E-Book

For $18 donation








Sample Text

EoZ's Most Popular Posts in recent years

Hasbys!

Elder of Ziyon - حـكـيـم صـهـيـون



This blog may be a labor of love for me, but it takes a lot of effort, time and money. For over 14 years and 30,000 articles I have been providing accurate, original news that would have remained unnoticed. I've written hundreds of scoops and sometimes my reporting ends up making a real difference. I appreciate any donations you can give to keep this blog going.

Donate!

Donate to fight for Israel!

Monthly subscription:
Payment options


One time donation:

subscribe via email

Follow EoZ on Twitter!

Tweets

Interesting Blogs

Categories

Abbas liar Academic fraud administrivia al-Qaeda algeria Alice Walker American Jews AmericanZionism Amnesty analysis anti-semitism antisemitism apartheid Arab antisemitism arab refugees Arafat archaeology Ari Fuld art ASHREI B'tselem bahrain Balfour bbc BDS BDSFail Bedouin Beitunia beoz Bernie Sanders Birthright book review Brant Rosen breaking the silence Campus antisemitism Cardozo cartoon of the day Chakindas Chanukah Christians circumcision Clark Kent coexistence Community Standards conspiracy theories Cyprus Daled Amos Daphne Anson David Applebaum Davis report DCI-P Divest This double standards Egypt Elder gets results ElderToons Electronic Intifada Embassy EoZ Trump symposium eoz-symposium EoZNews eoztv Erekat Erekat lung transplant EU Euro-Mid Observer European antisemitism Facebook jail Fake Civilians 2014 Fake Civilians 2019 Farrakhan Fatah featured Features fisking flotilla Forest Rain Forward free gaza freedom of press palestinian style future martyr Gary Spedding gaza Gaza Platform George Galloway George Soros German Jewry gideon levy gilad shalit gisha Goldstone Report Good news Grapel Guardian guest post gunness Haaretz Hadassah hamas Hamas war crimes Hananya Naftali hasbara Hasby 2014 Hasby 2016 Hasby 2018 hate speech Hebron helen thomas hezbollah history Hizballah Holocaust Holocaust denial honor killing HRW Human Rights Humanitarian crisis humor huor Hypocrisy ICRC IDF IfNotNow Ilan Pappe Ilhan Omar impossible peace incitement indigenous Indonesia international law intransigence iran Iraq Islamic Judeophobia Islamism Israel Loves America Israeli culture Israeli high-tech J Street jabalya jeremy bowen Jerusalem jewish fiction Jewish Voice for Peace jihad jimmy carter John Kerry jokes jonathan cook Jordan Joseph Massad Juan Cole Judaism Judea-Samaria Judean Rose Kairos Karl Vick Keith Ellison ken roth khalid amayreh Khaybar Know How to Answer Lebanon leftists Linda Sarsour Linkdump lumish mahmoud zahar Malaysia max blumenthal Mazen Adi McGraw-Hill media bias Methodist Michael Ross Miftah Missionaries moderate Islam Mohammed Assaf Mondoweiss moonbats Morocco Mudar Zahran music Muslim Brotherhood Naftali Bennett Nakba Nan Greer Nation of Islam Natural gas Nazi Netanyahu News nftp NGO NIF Noah Phillips norpac NYT Occupation offbeat Omar Barghouti Only in Israel Opinion oxfam PA corruption PalArab lies Palestine Papers pallywood pchr PCUSA Peace Now Peter Beinart Petra MB poetry Poland poll Poster Preoccupied Prisoners propaganda Proud to be Zionist Puar Purim purimshpiel Putin Qaradawi Qassam calendar Quora Rafah Ray Hanania real liberals reference Reuters Richard Falk Richard Silverstein Right of return Rivkah Lambert Adler Robert Werdine rogel alpher roger cohen roger waters Rutgers Saeb Erekat Sarah Schulman Saudi Arabia saudi vice self-death self-death palestinians settlements sex crimes SFSU shechita sheikh tamimi Shelly Yachimovich Shujaiyeh Simchat Torah Simona Sharoni SodaStream South Africa Speech stamps Superman Syria Tarabin Temple Mount Terrorism This is Zionism Thomas Friedman TOI Tomer Ilan Trump Tunisia Turkey UCI UK UN UNDP unesco unhrc UNICEF United Arab Emirates Unity unrwa UNRWA hate unrwa reports UNRWA-USA unwra Varda Vic Rosenthal Washington wikileaks work accident X-washing Y. Ben-David Yemen YMikarov zahran Ziesel zionist attack zoo Zionophobia Zvi

Blog Archive