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UN for Palestine Refugees  The head of the organization should be investigated for Israel's attacks on the United Nations.

UN for Palestine Refugees The head of the organization should be investigated for Israel's attacks on the United Nations.

Philippe Lazzarini spoke to reporters at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, following a report released on Monday that highlighted the UN humanitarian agency's lack of political “neutrality”.

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UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on April 17, 2024.

Independent investigation. UN for Palestinian refugees This is what the Agency's Commissioner-General (UNRWA) demanded of the Security Council on Tuesday, April 23, regarding Israel's attacks against the United Nations. 180 workers have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the fighting began in October.

Filipe Lazzarini spoke to reporters at UN headquarters in New York following a report by independent experts led by former foreign minister Catherine Colonna. The group pointed out the absence on Monday “Neutrality” A policy of the UN humanitarian organization, but it was recognized “Irrepressible” For the 5.9 million Palestinians in the region.

“I call on members of the Security Council to hold an independent inquiry into accountability for the blatant disregard for UN premises, UN personnel and UN operations in the Gaza Strip.”Hammering Philip Lazzarini. “As of today, 180 UNRWA staff have been killed, up from 178 last week, and more than 160 compounds have been damaged or completely destroyed.”He explained.

The White House is demanding “real progress” before reactivating funding

UNRWA, which has more than 30,000 staff across the region, has been accused of being recruited by Israel. More than 400 terrorists In the Gaza Strip, including twelve people who were allegedly directly involved in the unprecedented attack on October 7. These accusations led to the withdrawal of funding from donors such as the US and the UK.

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According to UNRWA's Commissioner-General, around $450 million has been frozen at a time when 2.3 million people in the Gaza Strip are facing a humanitarian disaster and need urgent assistance. The European Union on Tuesday called on donors to continue their support for the agency. The White House, for its part, appealed “Real Progress” Its funding is frozen until 2025, before being reactivated. Philip Lazzarini made the commitment Monday evening “Implement Recommendations” of statement with intent to resolve “Neutral Issues”.