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UNRWA: Review finds 'neutrality' issues, no terror proof

Posted on AllSides April 23rd, 2024
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An independent panel called on Monday for "immediate improvement" to maintain neutrality by  the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

The assessment was ordered after Israel claimed 12 UNRWA aid workers may have participated in the October 7 terror attack on southern Israel.

French diplomat Catherine Colonna, who headed the review, said that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had appointed the panel to specifically assess UNRWA's neutrality, not the allegations against the 12 workers.

Guterres ordered a separate investigation by an internal UN watchdog to follow up on Israel's accusations.

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