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UNRWA needs to be able to continue work amid investigations, EU's Borrell says

EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell emphasized the importance of allowing the UN agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, to continue its vital work amid allegations involving some of its staff in the October 7 attack on Israel.

Published February 12,2024

The U.N. agency for Palestinians UNRWA needs to be able to continue its work while allegations that some its 13,000 staff in Gaza were involved in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel are investigated, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday.

"Nobody else can do what UNRWA is doing, allegations need to be verified ... let's wait for the investigations to take place," Borrell said ahead of a meeting of EU development ministers in Brussels.

"In the meantime, people have to continue to eat, have to continue going to the doctors."