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Thread #172831   Message #4196351
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
29-Jan-24 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: Hamas attacks Israel - part II
Subject: RE: BS: Hamas attacks Israel - part II
From an interview broadcast today on MSNBC it sounded like negotiations are underway for prisoner exchanges and a permanent cease fire. The UN has interjected chaos into the whole thing - the participation of some of their UNRWA folks who provide aid in Gaza were seen participating in the October 7 raid.
UNRWA is the biggest aid provider in Gaza, where Israel's war against Hamas has displaced the vast majority of the population within the besieged territory and plunged it into a humanitarian catastrophe. U.N. officials say a quarter of the population is starving.

With the majority of its budget in doubt, and because UNRWA spends contributions as they come in throughout the year, the agency says it will be forced to halt operations within weeks if funding isn't restored.

More here.