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US cut in support for UNRWA “would signal intent to nullify right of return”

http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3808-us-cut-in-support-for-unrwa-qwould-signal-intent-to-nullify-right-of-returnq The Head of the Office for Refugees' Affairs in Gaza, Dr. Essam Odwan, has called upon the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, to submit a draft resolution demanding...

US taxpayers aid to UNRWA tops $10 billion

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/230249-us-taxpayers-aid-to-unrwa-tops-10-billion A battle erupted on Capitol Hill over the mandate of the organization charged with disbursing international aid to Palestinian refugees. Last week, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) challenged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency...

PLO and Hamas call on UNRWA to seek new funding sources

http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3854-plo-and-hamas-call-on-unrwa-to-seek-new-funding-sources The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to seek new funding sources. The call has been made...

When It Comes to UNRWA, Are the UN’s Holocaust Memorial Pledges Meaningless?

January 28, 2019, marked the beginning of Holocaust Remembrance week at the United Nations. Speakers at the UN Holocaust Memorial Ceremony — “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights” — all agreed that...

Showdown Brews Between Obama, Congress Over Accuracy of Count of Palestinian Arab Refugees

http://www.nysun.com/foreign/showdown-brews-between-obama-congress-over/87849/ A showdown is brewing in Washington over how the number of Palestinian Arab refugees is being counted, and it could be explosive. This is because numerical accuracy would undermine claims by the Palestinians that...

US calls on UNRWA to ‘uphold neutrality’ after call to boycott ‘Post’

The State Department is calling on personnel at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to “uphold its stated policy of neutrality,” after its spokesman, Chris Gunness,...

Gauging UNRWA’s Purpose on its 65th Anniversary

On April 18, two roadside bombs exploded in the Gaza Strip. Neither of the IEDs planted by Salafi jihadists opposed to Hamas rule in the enclave caused serious damage, but both explosions targeted United...