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Unrwa hits back at 'unsubstantiated' claims against the organisation

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa) has hit back at "unsubstantiated" accusations, after Israeli media claimed a captive had been held in the home of an employee of the organisation.

In a statement, the Unrwa called for the journalist who made the original claim to provide evidence.

“UNRWA requests that the journalist provides an immediate clarification of the claims, and that whoever may be able to assist us in determining the facts comes forward," said the organisation.

“In the absence of credible information to support this claim, UNRWA requests that the journalist immediately deletes the post. Making serious allegations in the public domain, unsupported by any evidence or verifiable facts in support thereof may amount to misinformation."