Sat 09 Dec 2023 10:35 pm - Jerusalem Time
UNRWA confirms the death of 133 of its employees in Gaza, most of them along with their families
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) confirmed on Saturday that 133 of its employees in Gaza had been killed, most of them along with their families, as a result of the Israeli bombing of the Strip.
The UN agency said, "Our employees in Gaza take their children to work so they know they are safe, or they may die together."
She added through her official account on the “X” platform, “The situation of civilians in Gaza is untenable. We have reached the point of no return.”
UNRWA concluded by saying: “133 of our colleagues were confirmed dead in the Israeli bombing operations in Gaza, most of them along with their families.”
In a separate blog post, Thomas White, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Gaza, said, “The war inflicted heavy losses on Gaza and its people, as people lost their families, property, and homes.”
White added: "Despite the difficult circumstances, UNRWA employees continue to work long hours to serve their community in light of the lack of humanitarian aid and the continuation of the war."