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With nearly half a million displaced in Gaza, UNRWA head calls on Israel to take responsibility

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Today the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) told members of the UN Security Council that the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has surpassed United Nations capabilities for emergency shelter and services and is now the responsibility of the Israel army. “The occupying power will have to assume direct responsibility,” said Pierre Krahenbuhl, […]

Israel lobby’s favorite senator tries to erase Palestinian refugee status for millions

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Senator Mark Kirk (Photo: Kirk.senate.gov) Palestinians in the occupied territories, the diaspora and in refugee camps protested earlier this month on the 64th anniversary of the Nakba, commemorating the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians by nascent Israeli forces. Palestinians were sending a message to the world that the right to return to their homes would not […]

NGO ‘industry': a boon or bane in Gaza?

Pam Bailey on

Erez Crossing, from Electronic Intifada Yesterday was the Islamic holy day, and in Gaza, that means a big meal after the mid-day call to prayer. Among my “circle,” everyone — Palestinian and international friends alike — gathers at the home of the Abusalamas, a moderate-to-liberal family that has “adopted” me since my six-month stay in […]

Ging should have sidestepped the BDS question

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On Sunday November 14th, John Ging, Director of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) programs in the Gaza Strip, spoke at Columbia University.  This speech was one in a recent series of campus speeches by Mr. Ging that was sponsored by the left leaning pro-Israel advocacy organization, J Street and its national campus group, J Street U.  Mr. Ging is […]

UNRWA tells the story of Palestinian refugees in the new series ‘Peace starts here’

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The video above is from the new series produced by UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) called Peace Starts Here. UNRWA is the UN agency established in December, 1949 to work with Palestinian refugee communities in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory. The Peace […]