Egypt and Saudi Arabia demand that the work of UNRWA “not be restricted”.
Egypt and Saudi Arabia today called for “not to restrict” the work of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and called for the same Israel respects the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and end its military operation in the Gaza Strip.
At a press conference following a “coordination meeting” in Cairo, the The foreign ministers of Egypt, Sameh Shukri, and Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Farhan, they agreed calling for an “immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in Gaza,” and that “the policy of massive punishment” against Gazans be put to an end.
Shukri pointed “astonished” by the decision of several countries to cut their financial aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).) for the possible involvement of some of its members in the October 7 Hamas attacks.
The Egyptian urged “Don’t rush” to “restrict UNRWA’s work” since the organization “the only one who helps the Palestinians.
Even though he made that clear “The possible involvement of “some” in Hamas actions “would be unacceptable”emphasized the minister “We have to wait for the results of the investigation”.
“UNRWA is responsible not only for Palestinians in Gaza, where it works in difficult conditions, but also in Lebanon and other (countries), and any reduction in its capacity or work is unacceptable.”Shukri said.
The Saudi Foreign Minister, for his part, demanded that the The international community “commits Israel to abide by international laws and resolutions,” and demanded that the Jewish state comply with the recent ruling of the International Court of Justice, EFE reports.