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UN Agency Sued by Israelis Over Alleged Aid to Hamas

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, has been sued by dozens of Israelis over claims it aided the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, alleging the agency spent years supporting Hamas' infrastructure. Plaintiffs include survivors and relatives of the victims.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been sued by dozens of Israelis who claim the agency aided the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel.

Filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the lawsuit alleges that UNRWA spent years helping Hamas build the infrastructure needed for the attack.

Plaintiffs seek unspecified damages, accusing UNRWA of aiding Hamas' crimes against humanity and violating international law.

UNRWA has not commented but noted previous staff terminations linked to the attack.

The lawsuit includes 101 survivors and relatives of the victims.

UNRWA’s involvement has been a key point of contention, with the plaintiffs accusing the organization of funneling more than one billion dollars to Hamas and providing safe harbor within its facilities.

The case also implicates the agency’s commissioner-general and several officials.

The lawsuit, Estate of Kedem et al v United Nations Relief and Works Agency et al, is filed under case No. 24-04765.

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