Funding Paused For UN Agency After Employees Accused Of Being Involved In October Attacks On Israel, IDF/Hezbollah Continue To Clash In Lebanon
The U.S. Department of State released a statement saying that the United States is “extremely troubled” by the allegations that the twelve UNRWA employees “may have been involved in October 7 attacks.
ISRAEL/LEBANON - The United States, along with several other countries have now paused additional funding to a UN Agency after 12 employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) were accused of being involved in the October 7th terrorist attacks on Israel.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) also continues to carry out attacks on the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanese territory, including the use of fighter jets in response to Hezbollah attacks on Israeli territory from Lebanon.
There are also reports that Israel has informed Egypt that it intends to send soldiers into Rafah and the Philadelphi Corridor despite Egypt’s objection to the plan.
Chairman of the State Information Services (SIS) Diaa Rashwan said, “It must be strictly emphasized that any Israeli move in this direction will lead to a serious threat to Egyptian-Israeli relations.”
UNRWA Responded In December To Allegations Its Members Were Involved In October 7th Attack On Israel
After the allegations, UNRWA released a statement in December that said, “Spreading unsubstantiated claims about UNRWA must stop immediately.
Making serious allegations in the public domain, unsupported by any evidence or verifiable facts in support thereof may amount to misinformation.”
On January 26th, the U.S. State Department, along with other countries released a statement announcing that they have paused funding to the organization.
Other countries that have sided with the United States and paused UNRWA funding include Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland Finland, Australia, and Canada.