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UNRWA chief says he has no intention of resigning

The commissioner-general of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Philippe Lazzarini, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the UNRWA headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, December 6, 2023. (AP/Bilal Hussein)
The commissioner-general of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Philippe Lazzarini, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the UNRWA headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, December 6, 2023. (AP/Bilal Hussein)

Philippe Lazzarini, head of the United Nations’ agency UNRWA, says he had “no intention to resign” following allegations that some staff members participated in the Hamas-led terror onslaught on Israel on October 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.

Senior Israeli leaders have called on Lazzarini to resign since the allegations came to light.

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