Apr 24, 2024, 8:45 AM

UNRWA urges probe into staff killings in Gaza

UNRWA urges probe into staff killings in Gaza

TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – The head of the UN agency for Palestinians has called for a probe and accountability for what he described as “blatant disregard” for the UN operations in Gaza.

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."

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."

UNRWA wrote in a post on X on Tuesday that the agency needs “safe & unimpeded access” to the areas in the north of the besieged strip.

Last week, Lazzarini warned that across the Gaza Strip, "a man-made famine is tightening its grip.”

Israel waged its brutal US-backed war on the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas Resistance group carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Israel has been carrying out war crimes in Gaza by deliberately starving people and forcing their evacuation, as well as targeting hospitals and schools sheltering displaced Palestinians. 

Despite all these atrocities, the regime has failed to achieve its declared objectives of “destroying Hamas” and finding Israeli captives held in Gaza.


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