Austria suspends payments to UN relief agency in Gaza

Austria has become the latest country to suspend payments to the United Nations relief agency in Gaza after Israel accused some of its staff members of involvement in Hamas’ October 7 terror attacks.

“The allegations that UNRWA staff were involved in the bestial terrorist attack by Hamas on October 7 are deeply shocking and extremely disturbing,” the foreign office in Vienna said, adding it would temporarily suspend all further payments to the agency and calling for an investigation.

Since October 7, Austria had provided 13 million euros (about $14 million) to the population in Gaza, the statement said.