Tagged: UNRWA

Donald Trump’s War on Palestinian Refugees Videos
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Donald Trump’s War on Palestinian Refugees

Ban refugees. Deport immigrants. Cut all food and health aid to Palestinians. This is the shared agenda of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu. Here’s how the Trump-Netanyahu war on Palestinian refugees is targeting the most vulnerable among us.

on October 16, 2018
What Trump Gets Right About Cutting Funding to Palestinian Kids Op-Eds & Analysis
Daoud Kuttab, The Washington Post

What Trump Gets Right About Cutting Funding to Palestinian Kids

Following the cut of nearly $300 million in support to a U.N. agency providing humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees and $25 million to East Jerusalem hospitals, Washington announced the end of a program bringing Israeli and Palestinian children together.

on September 27, 2018
Trump Administration Tells Palestinian Refugees To Submit Or Starve Op-Eds & Analysis
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post

Trump Administration Tells Palestinian Refugees To Submit Or Starve

The Trump administration’s decision to end funding for the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, fulfilled a long-standing goal of Israel and its American supporters. For years, Israel has sought to resolve the refugee crisis through policies aimed at normalizing Palestinian exile and denying Palestinian rights.

on September 14, 2018
UNRWA Funding Cut Could Close Palestinian Schools Within Weeks News Roundup
F. Brinley Bruton and Lawahez Jabari, NBC News

UNRWA Funding Cut Could Close Palestinian Schools Within Weeks

DHEISHEH REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Except for a few anxious tears, the first day of class at Dheisheh Basic Girls School was an exuberant occasion.

on September 5, 2018
After Trump Cuts Aid, U.N. Relief Agency Lays Off Staff in Gaza and West Bank News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

After Trump Cuts Aid, U.N. Relief Agency Lays Off Staff in Gaza and West Bank

The United Nations said Wednesday it had been forced to lay off more than 250 Palestinian employees in Gaza and the West Bank and cut services after the United States slashed hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.

on July 25, 2018
No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives News Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives

Atta Sabah had little hope for justice after an Israeli soldier shot him while he was attempting to retrieve his book bag from a field behind his school. “I’m not expecting anything to happen to [the soldier who shot me],”...

on March 13, 2017
Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding News Roundup
Ahmad Kabariti, Mondoweiss

Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding

An all-female team of engineers in Gaza have invented an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the four women behind the project–Nour Buhaisi, Aya Abu Hashish, Rahma Ashour, and...

on February 20, 2017
The Month in Pictures: September 2016 Op-Eds & Analysis
The Electronic Intifada

The Month in Pictures: September 2016

The close of September marked a year since the emergence of a new and ongoing phase of rebellion and confrontation between Palestinians and Israeli forces, during which approximately 250 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed.

on October 5, 2016
Life Turned Upside Down in Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Sarah Algherbawi, The Electronic Intifada

Life Turned Upside Down in Gaza

Inas Abu Muhadi cannot understand that she will never see her dad again. She remembers that her dad had a scooter. And each time she hears one, she expects to see her dad arriving home. The young girl’s father passed away from natural causes in July 2013. “Our life turned upside down after that day,” said her mother…

on July 18, 2016
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