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Daily Archives: July 3, 2015

‘UNRWA, Hamas are two sides of the same coin’

Hamas maintains a tight grip on the U.N. Relief and Works Agency's facilities in the Gaza Strip, and the two's symbiosis is growing stronger, despite the U.N.'s denials • Israel is reluctant to have...

The Palestinian Leadership’s Regression in the Peace Process

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 15,  No. 20    July 1, 2015 Dr. Saeb Erekat, a member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of the Palestinian negotiating team, published...

Palestinians: More Missed Opportunities

It was Palestinian who hurt themselves: When Israelis were not able to hire Palestinian workers, they simply turned to foreign workers, prefabricated construction and other industrial innovations. If the boycott of goods made in the...

Ship of Fools…writes Michael Kuttner

If ever you needed a classic example of how the English language and reality can be perverted, the latest farce associated with the misnamed “freedom flotilla” to Gaza, provided it. Those who organise and fund...

UK’s wasted aid to the Palestinians. Better in a cardboard box?

According to official recordings of proceedings from Parliament in London on July 1st 2015: DFID (overseas aid – MH) is providing £349 million in support of Palestinian development from 2011-15 and £72m for 2015/16. The...

UK Parliament question(s) of interest to you have received answers as follows

Commons answers: Department for International Development (Gaza: Export Controls) Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the humanitarian effect of ending restrictions on exports out...

Bankrupt UNRWA Could Close ‘Palestinian Refugee’ Schools

UNRWA, the UN body tasked with aiding "Palestinian refugees," has warned that it may have to close its schools as it goes bankrupt after years of falling into debt. Adnan Abu Hasna, UNRWA media adviser,...

UNRWA releases new Gaza Pallywood propaganda film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtCm5E35vBA Why is it propaganda? Because every scene is staged not to reflect reality but to maximize fundraising. Gaza kids don't meet in the middle of the artificially maintained rubble of Shujaiyeh to create makeshift see-saws. Gaza...

UNRWA Gives Arab Countries Another Opportunity to Mistreat Their Palestinian ‘Guests’

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees announced Monday that it will cut 85 percent of its international staff on short term contracts in coming months in light of a $100 million deficit. UNRWA spokesman Chris...

Palestinian Paper Claims 1.1 Million Gazans Were Driven Out of Israel

Ma’an reports that UNRWA is closing its shelters for displaced Gazans, saying that they can take care of all of them by paying their rent. It then says, “About 300,000 Palestinians whose homes were destroyed by Israeli...