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Germany contributes over €8 million to UNRWA’s food program

The government of Germany announced, on Wednesday, a contribution of an additional support of €8.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) food program in the besieged Gaza Strip. The German representative Office in Ramallah said in a statement that the €8.4 million contribution …

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Palestinians are being impoverished by the manipulation of humanitarian aid

In March, the World Bank issued a press release stating that the deterioration in Gaza’s humanitarian situation is preventing economic growth. Among the destabilisation factors mentioned were the lack of access to basic services, unemployment and cuts in UNRWA funding. Israel’s colonial violence was excluded completely from the analysis presented …

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Determining humanitarian relief at the expense of Palestinian political rights

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing a $300 million financial deficit which, according to the organisaiton’s spokesman in Gaza, Adnan Abu Hasna, may jeopardise services to Palestinian refugees after August this year. Israel and the US have lobbied tirelessly …

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US consulate in Jerusalem clarifies to PNN: US Deputy Consul General statement on Economic Solutions

Jerusalem /PNN/ The US consulate in Jerusalem  issued  a statement clarifying US Deputy Consul in Jerusalem, Mike Hankey,  statement saying it was a result of a linguistic error. The consulate added that consul spoke in Arabic and did not mean what was issued,  clarifying that Intended quote was: “there cannot be …

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Will this Palestinian organization weather funding storm?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WATC) issued a press statement Oct. 29 saying that the European Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (HR/IHL Secretariat) decided to entirely defund the organization on the grounds of incitement to violence against Israel. The HR/IHL Secretariat is a joint donor …

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US project aims to improve water access for Palestinian farmers

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The US Consulate in Jerusalem launched a $10 million project on Oct. 15 to support the water sector in the West Bank governorate of Jericho. In attendance during the announcement of the launch was Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The project will expand the …

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