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UK stops funding UN organisation following over Hamas attack

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides assistance to Palestinian refugees, has ceased receiving funding from some nations, including the United Kingdom.



After the organization expressed a portion of its laborers were terminated in light of the fact that they were connected to the Hamas assaults on 7 October.

Israel's claims shocked and disapproved the UK government.

The US, Australia, Italy, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany have quit giving additional cash to the UN office.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, was established in 1949. It is the biggest UN office working in Gaza.


It provides health care, education, and other assistance to Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. In Gaza, it employs about 13,000 people.

Since Israel began retaliating after the assaults on 7 October, UNRWA has been giving safe house to many individuals who needed to leave their homes in Gaza.

It claims to be investigating Israel's information.

Israel has shown hostility toward Jews and claimed that the United Nations, including UNRWA, is unfair.


In a meeting with the media, UNRWA's previous principal representative, Christopher Gunness, said that halting guide to UNRWA was unreasonable and will just compound the situation for individuals in Gaza.

Mr. Gunness is of the opinion that UNRWA demonstrated its strict policy by terminating the employees before concluding their own investigation.

1,000,000 individuals who had to leave their homes are currently remaining close to UNRWA structures for security. Mr Gunness said that individuals will endure on account of this choice. When Western governments attempt to avoid a major conflict in the region, the reduction of UNRWA services will also make the region less stable.


On Friday, an individual who helps the head of Israel said on the BBC that the Hamas assaults on 7 October included "individuals who are getting compensated by [UNRWA]".

Mark Regev guaranteed that there was proof showing that instructors at UNRWA schools had transparently praised the assaults on October seventh.

Additionally, he mentioned an Israeli prisoner who, upon her release, claimed to have been “kept in the home of a person who worked for UNRWA.”

He stated, "They have a group that Hamas controls, and I believe it is about time for the United Nations to investigate the connection between UNRWA and Hamas."

The allegations made huge givers respond.


"The UK government is stunned by claims that UNRWA laborers participated in the assault on Israel on 7 October. The public authority firmly objects to this awful demonstration of psychological warfare. "

"The UK has quit giving cash to UNWRA for the time being while we investigate a few stressing claims," it said.

Prior, the US government said it will quit giving more cash to the UN organization since they are stressed over UN laborers being engaged with the assaults.

After conducting a thorough investigation, the EU stated that it would consider the next step.


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was "stunned by this information".

UNRWA director Philippe Lazzarini stated that they are conducting an exhaustive investigation to determine the truth as soon as possible.

"To ensure the office can continue to assist with peopling out of luck, I have chosen to fire these staff individuals immediately," Mr Lazzarini said.

He said that any worker engaged with "demonstrations of fear" will be considered capable.

Israel's Unfamiliar Clergyman, Israel Katz,wants to closure UNRWA in Gaza after the conflict.


Nonetheless, Hussein Al-Sheik, the Palestinian Power's priest for non military personnel issues, said that when a few nations quit supporting the significant UN office, it can lead to large political and philanthropic issues.

Mr. al-Sheikh requested that Western donors immediately alter their decision. He likewise said that we really want the most assistance for this worldwide association.

Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister, Micheál Martin, stated that the country will continue to provide funding for the agency. He said the office helps2. 3 million individuals and many staff individuals have been killed while taking care of their responsibilities.

Hamas pleaded with the United Nations and other organizations not to succumb to Israel's threats and extortion. In a Telegram message, they stated this.


Last year, Hamas went after southern Israeli people group and killed around 1,300 individuals, generally guiltless regular folks.

250 more people were taken into captivity and held against their will. Israel went after Hamas in Gaza after specific occasions. The Gaza health ministry, which is run by Hamas, claims that this has resulted in the deaths of more than 26,000 Palestinians.

The US, Germany and the EU give huge amount of cash to UNRWA.


The organization is struggling with conveying help to a considerable lot of the 1. 12 weeks of fighting have forced the departure of 7 million people from their homes.

A few spots in Gaza where individuals were looking for security were bombarded by Israel's flying corps.

On Wednesday, an UN cover in Khan Younis was hit, and 12 individuals passed on.

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