UNRWA trying to resolve crisis

March 17, 2011 21:30

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness says the Palestinian refugee agency is trying to resolve a dispute at their building in Gaza City, but it is concerned about the safety of demonstrators.

“Around 20 people are carrying out a sit-in in front of the UNRWA building. It increased to hundreds before security forces tried to disperse them,” Gunness told Ma’an radio.

“Sixteen people took shelter inside. They do not work at the UN agency. There are six women and 10 men,” he added. Forces have surrounded the building and informed senior UNRWA officials that talks were being held “find a way out of the crisis.”

Concerning the extent of the danger, Gunness said he could not specify the real risk but he affirmed that UNRWA hoped to end the crisis peacefully.

Maan News Agency: UNRWA trying to resolve crisis.

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