UN’s Palestinian refugee agency says over 100 Gaza staff killed in Israel-Hamas war

Damaged buildings are seen in the northern Gaza Strip, as an IDF armored D9 bulldozer flattens land, November 7, 2023. (Emanuel Fabian/Times of Israel)
Damaged buildings are seen in the northern Gaza Strip, as an IDF armored D9 bulldozer flattens land, November 7, 2023. (Emanuel Fabian/Times of Israel)

The head of the United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) says that more than 100 of its staff had been killed in the war in Gaza.

“Devastated. Over 100 UNRWA colleagues confirmed killed in one month. Parents, teachers, nurses, doctors, support staff,” UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini says on X.

“UNRWA is mourning, Palestinians mourning, Israelis mourning. Ending this tragedy needs (a) humanitarian ceasefire now,” he adds.

The UN agency says in a video message that 101 of its employees had been killed since the October 7 Hamas onslaught.

“They were teachers, school principals, engineers, doctors, a psychologist, support staff, sanitation and tech workers,” it says.

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