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U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a briefing earlier this month the funding cut may not be permanent.
The poor outlook for a peace process with the current Palestinian-Arab leadership.
“The current UNRWA definition breeds a victimhood mentality that perpetuates Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”
State Dept. spokesperson Nauert said in announcing the funding cut Wednesday at a briefing that the $65 million was being withheld but so far, not eliminated.
The oil-rich Arab countries of the Middle East have other priorities, or they would have offered to fill UNRWA's budget gap.
Hotovely: UNWRA has "perpetuated the Palestinians’ fantasy" of returning to homes destroyed during the 1948 War of Independence.
Officials said the administration is considering the idea of making contributions dependent upon the Palestinian Authority's return to the negotiation table with Israel.
Antisemites, watch out!
UNRWA states some 450,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon, with many living in the country’s 12 permanent refugee camps.
Gaza terror factions said UNRWA should not meddle with the school curriculum and should teach it with no changes.
"The presence of a tunnel underneath an UNRWA installation, which enjoys inviolability under international law, is unacceptable," said the UN in a statement.
The Israeli initiative to change the Palestinians' 70-year-old refugee status takes advantage of a window of opportunity created by the current administration rigid and often hostile approach to the UN and its agencies.
"It is important to open the closures . . . It is important to avoid the buildup of the militantism that can undermine the confidence between the two people."
The Arab refugees have their own separate agency which is connected to incitement against Israel, and which perpetuates the refugee problem rather than solve it.
Israel called on the Security Council to strongly and unequivocally condemn Hamas and its repeated abuse of civilian infrastructure, and to designate Hamas group as a terrorist organization.
Al-Hindi has reportedly had connections with Hamas for years
The decision was made following warnings by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.