Palestinians Urge UNRWA Donors To Resume Funding

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The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has urged donors to restore funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) after an independent review found Israel had provided “ no evidence” of its claims of wrongdoing against the agency, which is the largest provider of services in Gaza.

UNRWA says it “welcomes the findings” of the report, which confirmed it had mechanisms in place to ensure “compliance with the principle of neutrality”.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says “processes” are under way to look into allegations of rights abuses by the Israeli military but does not confirm reports that the US is considering sanctions against an Israeli army unit.

The Palestinian Civil Defence says it has recovered 283 bodies so far from mass graves discovered after Israeli forces withdrew from the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

At least 34,151 Palestinians have been killed and 77,084 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. The death toll in Israel from Hamas’s October 7 attacks stands at 1,139 with dozens still held captive in Gaza.

 

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