At the weekly press briefing in new York, the press Secretary of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric was asked, concerning future work of UNRWA in the case that the United States will carry out their threats and will freeze the transfer of funds to the organization.
Stephane Dujarric recalled that the middle East Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) exists mainly due to States ‘ voluntary contributions and operates on the basis of a mandate issued by the UN General Assembly. «The Agency is working with socially excluded groups in the middle East, by providing educational, humanitarian and medical assistance. UNRWA is mandated to do it until, until you reach a lasting, just and peaceful solution to this conflict.»
Dujarric also said that UN continue to urge Palestinians and Israelis to work together to achieve a peaceful settlement of the conflict based on the principle of two States.
Earlier, Donald trump has threatened that the US can «punish» Ramallah for failing to continue negotiations with Israel. Later, the Agency Axios citing Western diplomatic sources reported that the administration of the tramp froze funding for the UN Agency for aid to Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in the amount of $ 125 million. The report stated that the money was to be transferred to the account of UNRWA until January 1, however, the transfer is detained.
The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, commenting on the government meeting the critical remarks of the UN Agency for aid to Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) on the part of the US President Donald trump said that he entirely agreed with him. According to Netanyahu, «only UNRWA perpetuate the Palestinian refugee problem, also roots the narrative of the so-called right of return to destroy the state of Israel. Therefore UNRWA should disband».