Of the 12 UNRWA employees suspected of involvement in the October 7 massacre carried out by Hamas in Israel, some are said to have played an active role by killing and kidnapping. This is the theory supported by Israeli intelligence. The 007 in Tel Aviv also believe that there were other UNRWA employees who transported weapons to Gaza.
In the same hours, Palestinian President Abu Mazen claimed that Israel's campaign to discredit the work of UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, was aimed at “eliminating” the problem of displaced people, a central issue in 75 years of conflict . And he called on countries that had already commented on the allegations before the investigation was completed to “withdraw them because they represent an unjust and inhumane punishment for millions of Palestinians.” Nine countries (in addition to Italy, the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland and Australia) have announced the suspension of funding for UNRWA after the agency terminated the contracts of several UNRWA employees accused of possible involvement in the massacre carried out by Hamas on October 7th.