President Trump Removes $300-Million in Funding of UN Agency that Supports Palestinian Refugees

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President Trump ended $300-million in annual support to the UN Relief and Works Agency that provides aid to Palestinians in Israel and Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. According to an article in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, Israel helped create and promote that UN agency because it relieved the Israel of the financial burden of the refugees. Trump’s decision may restore that obligation to Israel. Palestinians are concerned the support will not be forthcoming and that this is a death sentence for them.  -GEG

President Trump is so “pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian” it’s making Israel’s leaders uncomfortable, according to a column in Haaretz.

Seraj Assi writes in Haaretz (Unwalled):

With Israel’s halfhearted blessing, the Trump administration has decided this week to end funding for the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), a move that could prove catastrophic for millions of Palestinian refugees.

The decision, which ends a decades-long U.S. support of the agency, has been widely denounced as a joint effort by the United States and Israel to exert pressure on the Palestinian leadership to accept Trump’s “deal of the century.” Palestinians refer to it as a “death sentence” and downright blackmailing, “a flagrant assault” against the Palestinian people, and a collective punishment imposed on Palestinian refugees for political calculations.

By weakening UNRWA, both the Trump administration and the Israeli leadership seem to be under the perilous illusion that they could take the refugee question off the table. This is clearly a dangerous move, with far-reaching consequences for peace and stability in the region, especially in the vulnerable and poverty-stricken Gaza Strip, with its 1.3 million refugees.

The irony is that for many decades, Israel helped create, sustain and promote the UN agency.

By supporting the founding of UNRWA, the early Israeli establishment hoped that the agency would help integrate the refugees in their host countries, ultimately weakening their demands for return to their homes inside Israel. It also believed that creating a special UN agency devoted to Palestinian refugees was a necessary step to relieve Israel of the moral and financial burden of the refugee crisis, which Israel had created.

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