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Australia ending UNRWA funding freeze

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2024
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Australia will resume funding to the United Nations’ main Palestinian relief agency, Foreign Minister Penny Wong says, almost two months after it paused ties over allegations some of the agency’s employees participated in the October 7 Hamas attack.

“The best available current advice from agencies and the Australian government lawyers is that UNRWA is not a terrorist organization, and that existing additional safeguards sufficiently protect Australian taxpayer funding,” Wong says, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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