The governments of United Kingdom and Italythey joined The United States, Canada and Australia suspended their funding to the UN agency for the Palestinians. following suspicion that its personnel attacked Israel.
The Administration of Joe Biden announced on Friday immediate suspension of your financing to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) for the duration of the investigation into several employees accused of participating in the Hamas terrorist attacks of last October 7 against Israel.
“The United States is Extremely worried regarding allegations that 12 UNRWA employees may have been involved in the October 7 terrorist attack by Hamas against Israel,” said State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller.
Given the situation, the US Government, the main donor to the UN agency in 2023, has announced the “temporary suspension of its financing” to the agency as it “examines these allegations and the measures the United Nations is taking to address them.”
For its part, Canada reported that, like the United States, suspended its financing. The information was confirmed by the country’s minister of international development, Ahmed Hussenin a message broadcast on his social network account X, after speaking with the UNRWA Commissioner General, Philippe Lazzarinito express your concern about the accusations against agency workers.
“Today, I spoke directly with the Commissioner General of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarinito express Canada’s concern over allegations that agency workers were involved in the brutal terrorist attack against Israel on October 7, 2023. Canada is taking these reports very seriously. and is working with UNRWA and other donors on this issue,” he wrote hussen.
Along the same lines he proceeded Australia. Your Minister of Foreign Affairs, Penny Wongsaid he was “deeply worried” for the accusations against UNRWA. “We are speaking with our partners and are temporarily pausing the delivery of recent financing”, he noted on the social network X.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Antonio Tajanisaid: “The Italian Government has suspended funding to UNRWA following the atrocious attack by Hamas against Israel on October 7. Allied countries have recently made the same decision. “We are committed to humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian population, protecting Israel’s security.”
Finally, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of United Kingdom announced this Saturday that it joins the United States, Canada, Australia and Italy in its decision to temporarily suspend funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. “We will temporarily suspend any future funding to UNRWA while we examine these disturbing allegations.”, the Ministry said in a statement in which it declared itself “dismayed” by the accusations.
He added, however, that “he will remain committed to sending humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza who need it so much,” according to the note collected by SkyNews.
(With information from agencies)