UNRWA employees in Gaza flee to Israel

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Reuters Protest in Gaza over UNRWA job cuts

UNRWA employees in Gaza flee to Israel

Foreign employees of UNRWA cross border into Israel ‘following a series of worrying security incidents affecting its personnel.’

UNRWA said Monday it was temporarily withdrawing part of its foreign staff from the Gaza Strip following security concerns linked to job cuts.

It said in a statement it had “decided to temporarily withdraw part of its international staff from Gaza following a series of worrying security incidents affecting its personnel in the strip.”

A source with the agency said around 10 staff members crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Monday.

The Israeli defense ministry unit that oversees the crossing said an unspecified number of foreign employees from the agency known as UNRWA “were evacuated from the Gaza Strip to Israel.”

UNRWA employees in the strip have held strikes, sit-ins and other protests since the agency announced in July it was cutting more than 250 jobs in Gaza and Judea and Samaria. Read more……