Publish date24 Apr 2024 - 9:48
Story Code : 632943

UNRWA chief urges for probe into killing of staff by Israeli regime

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has called for independent investigation into what he called “blatant disregard” for the UN operations in Gaza.
UNRWA chief urges for probe into killing of staff by Israeli regime
Phillipe Lazzarini, speaking at a UN press briefing, said on Tuesday that 180 UNRWA staff had been killed and 160 premises belonging to the agency were damaged or destroyed as a result of Israel’s genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

Lazzarini said that he recently "called on the members of the Security Council for an independent investigation and accountability for the blatant disregard of UN premises, UN staff, and UN operations in the Gaza Strip."

He made the remarks a day after an independent report said that the Israeli regime has not provided evidence over its claim that tied some UNRWA members to the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

The claims by the Israeli regime led to a massive budget deficit as a number of the countries donating to the agency cut off their aid. Lazzarini said he hoped the donors would resume aid.

Earlier, UNRWA said Israel continues to prevent its food convoys from reaching the north of the Gaza Strip, where food supplies are "a matter of life and death."
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