The United Kingdom has become the latest country to pause funding for the UN agency for Palestinians (UNRWA)
It comes after the agency announced the sacking of several of its staff over allegations of involvement in the October 7 Hamas attacks.
The UK government said it is “appalled” by the allegations made by Israel and the United States, Australia, Italy and Canada have already suspended additional funding to the UN agency.
“One million displaced people are currently taking refuge in and around UNRWA buildings. They are the ones who will suffer as a result of this decision,” said Mr Gunness, adding: “The curtailing of UNRWA services will also destabilize the region at a time when Western governments are trying to contain a regional conflagration.”
UNRWA, however, says it has ordered an investigation into information supplied by Israel.