UNRWA warns of deliberate attempt to “paralyze” its operations in Gaza
UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini looks on during an international humanitarian conference for civilians in Gaza, at the Elysee Presidential Palace, in Paris, France, on November 9, 2023. LUDOVIC MARIN/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
Philip Lazzarini, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), warned on Thursday of a deliberate attempt to paralyze the agency’s operations in the Gaza Strip.
Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, he stated, “I believe there is a deliberate attempt to strangle our operations and paralyze UNRWA’s operations,” referring to the complete blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip since the Hamas attack on October 7th.