| 17 July 2024, Wednesday |

UNRWA chief says West Bank ‘is boiling’

UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini said on Thursday that he was concerned about the spillover risk of the situation in Gaza, adding that the West Bank “is boiling.”

Lazzarini, the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), also said there was need for a meaningful continuous humanitarian aid to Gaza including fuel.

He said aid coming in through Rafah was inadequate, adding that all crossings into Gaza should be opened.

Israel says strikes have been precise and included measures to minimize civilian fatalities, but Gaza health authorities say the death toll there is now more than 10,500, 40% of them children.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat