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UN Secretary-General Urges Renewed Support for Palestinian Aid Organization Following Accusations of Militant Affiliation

The UN Secretary-General urges countries to resume funding for Gaza aid.

He emphasizes the critical role of the main agency, UNRWA, despite accusations against its employees.

Allegations of Employee Involvement

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Twelve UNRWA employees are accused of participating in the Hamas attack on Israel that triggered the recent conflict.

Nine were terminated, one confirmed dead, and two yet to be identified.

Consequences for UNRWA

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that if funding is not resumed, UNRWA will scale back aid to over 2 million Palestinians in Gaza by February.

This exacerbates the severe humanitarian crisis.

Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

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Gaza faces a dire humanitarian situation, with a quarter of the population at risk of starvation due to ongoing conflict.

Israeli restrictions hinder the delivery of aid, contributing to the crisis.

UNRWA’s Crucial Role

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UNRWA provides essential services, including medical care and education, to 6 million Palestinian refugees.

The agency’s 13,000 staff members in Gaza play a vital role in addressing the needs of the population.

Impact of Funding Cuts

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The United States, the largest donor, and eight other countries, including Britain, Germany, and Italy, suspend funding.

This jeopardizes nearly 60% of UNRWA’s budget in 2022.

Cease-Fire Negotiations Progress

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US negotiators make progress on a potential two-month cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

Terms include the release of hostages and increased humanitarian aid.

Escalation of Israeli-Palestinian Violence

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The Israel-Hamas war has claimed over 26,000 Palestinian lives, displaced 85% of Gaza’s population, and caused extensive destruction.

This has led to unprecedented security concerns.

Challenges in Cease-Fire Talks

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Despite progress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to continue the war until “complete victory” over Hamas.

Mass protests in Israel add pressure for a cease-fire.

International Court of Justice Ruling

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The International Court of Justice rules that Israel must limit death and destruction in its Gaza offensive.

This ruling highlights concerns about the humanitarian impact of the conflict.

Aid Distribution Challenges

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Humanitarian aid entering Gaza remains below pre-war levels, with distribution hampered by fighting and delays at Israeli checkpoints.

This worsens the humanitarian crisis.

US Call for Restraint and Humanitarian Aid

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The United States, Israel’s ally, calls for restraint and increased humanitarian aid to Gaza.

It emphasizes the importance of addressing the pressing needs of the affected population.

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