UNRWA investigates employees for possible involvement in October 7 attack | United Nations News

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The US has halted funding to the UN agency following allegations that some of its employees were involved in the attacks on Israel. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has initiated an investigation into the matter and has terminated the contracts of the employees in question. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a thorough probe and any guilty employees to be referred for potential criminal prosecution. The US Department of State has paused additional funding to the agency while the allegations are being reviewed. The European Union has also stated that it will assess further steps based on the results of the investigation. UNRWA, a humanitarian agency providing aid to Palestinians in various regions, has denied allegations of fueling anti-Israeli incitement and has stressed its critical role in providing assistance to those affected by the conflict.

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