In the News: U.N. Suspends Gaza Aid Operations

The United Nations has decided to suspend its aid operations to Gaza after Israeli forces killed two aid workers during a three-hour truce set up by Israel to allow humanitarian assistance to reach civilians. The U.N. said the suspension would continue until Israeli authorities could guarantee the safety of its staff. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency has been providing relief and supplies to 80 percent of Gaza’s 1.5 million inhabitants since late December, when Israel launched a counteroffensive in response to bombing in southern Israel by the Islamic militant group Hamas. Palestinian authorities say nearly 800 have died since the conflict began, with more than 3,200 injured.

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