February 5, 2024

UNRWA

Major donors to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) have suspended funding after allegations emerged that around 12 of its tens of thousands of Palestinian employees were suspected of involvement in the Oct. 7 attacks in Israel by Hamas…

“A six-page Israeli dossier shared with the United States and reviewed by Reuters says 12 UNRWA staff members took part in the Oct. 7 attacks, including nine who worked as teachers in the agency's schools… The dossier says Israel also has wider evidence that UNRWA has employed 190 Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants.” Reuters

“The United States said [last] Tuesday that the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees needs to make ‘fundamental changes’ before Washington will resume funding… U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said [last] Tuesday that Washington provides $300-400 million a year. Miller said that in the current fiscal year, which began in October, the U.S. had so far provided about $121 million to UNRWA.” Reuters

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From the Right

The right calls for the defunding and ultimate elimination of the UNRWA.

From the Left

The left calls for funding of the UNRWA to be restored, arguing that it provides essential services.

The left calls for funding of the UNRWA to be restored, arguing that it provides essential services.

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