Japan suspends funding to UNRWA over alleged staff ties to Oct. 7 Hamas attack

Japan is suspending its additional funding to a UN agency for Palestinian refugees in response to alleged involvement by some of its staff members in the October 7 attack by Hamas militants on Israel.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Foreign Press Secretary Kobayashi Maki announced this in a statement on Sunday after the United States, Britain and other countries took similar action toward UNRWA.

Kobayashi says “Japan is extremely concerned about the alleged involvement of UNRWA staff members in the terror attack.”

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