Palestine: UNRWA to close East Jerusalem HQ after arson attack by “Israeli extremists”

Source: CNN

“The United Nations’[s] agency for Palestinian refugees will shutter its East Jerusalem headquarters after the compound was set on fire by ‘Israeli extremists’ while staff were inside, its chief said Thursday. In a statement on social platform X, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said the arson attack was the latest in a series of threats, harassment and violent incidents perpetrated by Israelis against the agency’s staff over the past two months. … Lazzarini posted a video of the compound showing staff trying to extinguish the flames while people chanted outside, and said that a crowd accompanied by armed men were witnessed outside the compound shouting, ‘Burn down the United Nations.’” (05/09/24)