UNRWA: Genuine Prospect of Palestinian Statehood is Critical

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

Commissioner general of UNRWA Philippe Lazzarini was addressing Saturday, the emergency summit convened by the League of Arab States and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation where he called for urgent support for civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on three fronts, to act for changing the trajectory” of the crisis that began with the Hamas terror attacks of 7 October.

Lazzarini called also, for an immediate end to Israel’s military operations in Gaza and the release of all hostages and prisoners being held by all parties to the conflict.

The “humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza has underlined the failure of the international community and UN Security Council to end Israel’s “gross violations of international humanitarian laws”, he said, adding that Palestinians were victims of double standards.

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