UN Secretary-Common António Guterres has promised authorized penalties after allegations that staff of the United Nations Reduction and Works Company (UNRWA) had been concerned within the assaults on Israel on 7 October.
“Any UN worker concerned in acts of terror will probably be held accountable, together with via prison prosecution,” he mentioned on Sunday, in accordance with a United Nations assertion.
An investigation by the UN Workplace of Inside Oversight Companies has been launched.
UNRWA has come below huge stress because of the alleged involvement of 12 of its a number of thousand staff within the Hamas bloodbath in Israel.
Germany and eight different international locations have introduced that they’ll droop their funds to the help group within the Gaza Strip in the interim.
Guterres mentioned that 9 of the 12 accused have been recognized and their employment instantly terminated. One worker was pronounced lifeless and the id of the opposite two was at the moment being clarified.
“The alleged heinous acts of those employees members should have penalties,” he mentioned.
Guterres appealed to states which have suspended their contributions to make sure the continuity of UNRWA's work.
“The tens of 1000’s of women and men who work for UNRWA, many in among the most harmful conditions for humanitarian staff, should not be penalized. The pressing wants of the determined populations they serve should be met,” he mentioned. .