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Do we really believe the States’ claim that a United Nations agency is “irredeemably flawed”?

Isn’t it just the next step in Donald Trump’s campaign of support for the racist, apartheid goverment in Israel?

He has already given official recognition to that government’s decision to name Jerusalem as its capital, angering Palestinians who have claimed the eastern part of the same city as their own capital.

And he has cut $200 million in aid for Gaza and the West Bank.

Washington has said UNRWA can have the money back if it makes reforms – but it has not said what those reforms should be, so it is a meaningless gesture.

Meanwhile, the plight of the Palestinians worsens every day – while the States, and the rest of the international community, look the other way.

Palestinians have condemned the US decision to halt funding to a UN agency that helps educate, feed and provide healthcare for more than 5 million Palestinian refugees across several countries as a “flagrant assault” on their rights.

The US state department said… that it would no longer support the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which operates in the occupied territories as well as Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. It described the organisation as “irredeemably flawed”.

The announcement sparked anger and concern, even though it had been widely anticipated. Critics see the move as part of a concerted plan to undermine core Palestinian demands in peace negotiations and say it could further destabilise the Middle East.

Source: Palestinian anger over US decision to end funding for UN agency | World news | The Guardian

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