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France expresses concerns over UNRWA's alleged involvement in October 7th attacks

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In a statement released on Sunday, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed deep concern over the alleged participation of UNRWA staff in the October 7th massacres in Israel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris © Mena Today 

In a statement released on Sunday, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed deep concern over the alleged participation of UNRWA staff in the October 7th massacres in Israel.

The ministry referred to these allegations as of "exceptional gravity" and emphasized the need for swift and decisive measures to ensure that the agency focuses on its mandate without promoting hate or violence.

The statement also mentioned that no payments to UNRWA are scheduled for the first quarter of 2024. France stated that it would decide on its course of action in coordination with the United Nations and major donors while ensuring transparency and aid security requirements are met.

Notably, France has not explicitly stated that it is suspending its aid to UNRWA, unlike Germany, the United States, and Canada.

Instead, the French statement emphasized that no payments were planned at this time, adopting a cautious approach to the matter.

By Bruno Finel 

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