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US calls for investigation into alleged mistreatment of Unrwa staff by Israeli forces

On Wednesday, State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said the US was concerned over allegations in a report from the UN Palestinian refugee agency (Unrwa) regarding the mistreatment of agency personnel and others detained by Israeli forces in Gaza.

Patel added that Washington will urge Israel to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations concerning Unrwa staff.

This comes after a report detailed incidents such as severe beatings and detainees being compelled to strip naked.