"Israel and Switzerland will work together to consider alternatives to the UN Relief and Works Agency, Foreign Minister Israel Katz said Wednesday after meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis in Bern.
Switzerland suspended payments to UNRWA in July until the completion of a UN investigation into ethical misconduct among senior officials of the organization. This decision came after Switzerland has already paid its $22.5 million pledge in 2019 toward the organization's $1.2 billion budget.
Katz, according to a statement put out by his office, told his Swiss counterpart that some UNRWA officials in Gaza had cooperated with terror organizations in attacks against Israel, and quoted Cassis himself as saying in May that the agency is 'the problem and not the solution.'
During those comments, Cassis said that the organization fueled 'unrealistic' hope among Palestinians of a "right to return" to Israel from refugee camps in the Middle East..."