The UN has launched an investigation into Francesca Albanese, the UN Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, known for her anti-Israel stance.

The investigation aims to address allegations that Albanese's recent trip to Australia and New Zealand was financed by a Hamas lobby group. During her visit, she called on a local pension fund to boycott Israel.

Albanese claims the funds came from the UN budget, but the Hamas-linked organization previously stated that it provided $20,000 in funding. The UN press service has not confirmed Albanese's assertion.

Known for her anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements, Albanese has asserted that the US is influenced by the Jewish lobby. She has consistently refused to condemn terrorist attacks against Israelis and supports the BDS movement advocating for a boycott of Israel. The US, France, and Germany have accused her of anti-Semitism.

The investigation was prompted by a complaint from UN Watch, a Geneva-based pro-Israel organization. "Albanese uses her UN position to propagate anti-Semitism and Hamas propaganda. Every day she remains in her role, she casts a shadow over the UN," said Hillel Neuer, the organization's watchdog.