Pigs fly: UN 'de facto fires' employee who tweeted falsely about Gazaclaimed to be current in 2012, was actually a picture taken in 2006. The United Nations has now cut all ties with Badawi. That's a nice way of saying that she was fired.
UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Valerie Amos, while not disputing Badawi¹s actions, publicly questioned whether the world body could be held accountable for "personal" tweets.Name and shame?
As such, she launched the inquiry that Israel's UN mission charged was a "whitewash," with Ambassador Ron Prosor repeatedly insisting that Badawi be fired.
Amos then explained she was awaiting conclusions and recommendations. Yet weeks turned into months, with the investigation having been concluded in October 2012, and repeated inquiries to Amos for updates produced nothing.
On Wednesday, an email from the UN revealed that all facets of the fact-finding mission had finally been completed, and that the organization had opted not to renew Badawi's contract.
If she's the same Badawi as this one, she has not had a good year. Maybe time for some self-reflection....