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UNRWA chief says he has no intention to resign

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Philippe Lazzarini, head of the United Nations' agency UNRWA, said on Monday he had "no intention to resign".

Philippe Lazzarini

Philippe Lazzarini, head of the United Nations' agency UNRWA, said on Monday he had "no intention to resign" following allegations that some staff members participated in the Hamas-led attack on Israel on Oct. 7. 

The UN agency provides aid to Palestinians in Gaza and since the allegations were made, a number of donor countries have suspended funding. UNRWA has launched an investigation and dismissed staff accused of involvement in the attack.

For years, Philippe Lazzarini has been aware of how terrorist groups in Gaza utilize UN infrastructure. It's no secret to anyone.

By Mohamed Icham, Gaza 

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