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The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees calls for help against Israel’s efforts to break it up

The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today called on its partners to fight against Israel’s efforts to dismantle the organization that provides humanitarian aid to Gaza and the entire region. Israel has long been critical of the agency’s mandate. But now it wants to shut down, rejecting the organization as a United Nations entity supported by an overwhelming majority of member countries, the organization’s chief, Philippe Lazzarini, told a meeting of its advisory committee in Geneva today. If we do not repel (Israel’s efforts) other UN entities and international organizations will follow, which will further undermine our multilateral system,” he said. The Israeli diplomatic mission in Geneva did not comment. […]
Source: News Beast

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