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The UN suspends two workers in Israel after broadcasting a video with sexual content

July 3, 2020

The United Nations has temporarily suspended two of its workers in Israel after posting a video online showing two people having sex in a multinational vehicle.

A United Nations spokesman said late Thursday that the internal investigation found that the two employees had committed “inappropriate behavior” and one of them also had “inappropriate sexual behavior”.

Given the seriousness of the allegations, the two employees were released from their responsibilities until the investigation was completed. Both are members of the United Nations Mission in Jerusalem to maintain the ceasefire in the Middle East.

The UN suspends two workers in Israel after broadcasting a video with sexual contentThe UN suspends two workers in Israel after broadcasting a video with sexual content

The sexual content video aired on social networks last week and features an SUV identified with the letters from the United Nations. The pictures appear to have been taken on a street in Tel Aviv and show a man and a woman having sex in the back seat of the vehicle, along with another man sitting in the passenger seat.

The United Nations has underlined that it is fully committed to combating sexual abuse and exploitation. There have been a number of allegations against United Nations employees for inappropriate sexual behavior in recent years.