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UNRWA is threatening to droop operations by the top of February

To what extent had been workers of the UN Palestinian Relief Agency concerned within the terrorist assault on Israel?

The New York Times says it has accessed paperwork that present what allegations Israel is making in opposition to workers of the UN Palestinian reduction company UNRWA. Some are mentioned to have belonged to Hamas. Watch this and different information on WELT TV.

UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini has threatened to cease assist within the Gaza Strip if the group's funding continues to be suspended. The background is the involvement of UNRWA workers in Hamas terror.

Dhe UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) could should droop work within the Gaza Strip and your complete Middle East by the top of February. “If funding remains suspended, we will most likely be forced to suspend our operations by the end of February, not only in Gaza but in the entire region,” UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini mentioned on Thursday.

Following Israeli studies that twelve UNRWA workers had been concerned in Hamas' large-scale terrorist assault on Israel on October 7, 16 nations, together with Germany, suspended their funds to the help company. Nine of the accused have since been launched. It has now change into recognized that the extent of the connections between UNRWA and Hamas is claimed to be larger than beforehand recognized. The United Nations is investigating the allegations.

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UNRWA mentioned a complete of $440 million in funds had been suspended. UNRWA is the biggest assist group within the Gaza Strip; 3,000 of its 13,000 workers are nonetheless on obligation regardless of the warfare. According to UNRWA, virtually two million individuals within the Gaza Strip depend on the shelter, meals help and fundamental well being care offered by the help company so as to survive.

UNRWA additionally helps Palestinian refugees within the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and their descendants. UNRWA operates greater than 700 faculties within the Middle East. It has lengthy been recognized that many UNRWA faculties use textbooks that comprise anti-Semitic content material or reinforce the Palestinian martyr cult.