Allegations in opposition to United Nations employees and the affect on the humanitarian state of affairs in Gaza

Parliament members will meet with representatives of the United Nations aid and works company for Palestine refugees within the Near East (UNRWA) to debate the current allegations made by the Israeli authorities that a lot of UNRWA employees members had been concerned within the 7 October 2023 assaults.

In addition to contributions from committee MEPs, the controversy will characteristic enter from:

• Marta Lorenzo, UNRWA Representative for Europe,
• Gert Jan Koopman, Director General, the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
• Hans Das, Deputy Director General, the European Commission Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

The debate is organised by the event and the overseas affairs committees.

Following the allegations by the Israeli authorities that as much as 12 UNRWA employees members participated within the 7 October Hamas terrorist assaults, a number of UNRWA donors suspended their monetary help for the company – together with France, Italy, The Netherlands, and Germany. Others, together with the European Commission, have maintained their monetary help, and UNRWA has since launched an investigation into the allegations. The suspension of funding comes amid a quickly worsening humanitarian state of affairs and dangers affecting the supply of life-saving help to civilians in Gaza.

Lean extra in regards to the Parliament’s resolutions on the subject right here: https://europa.eu/!qGrxgp