The administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is threatening the Palestinian authority cutbacks in education funding Agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA. Funds will be transferred to other UN agencies operating in the Gaza strip.
In addition, the White house is willing to publicly oppose unique to the Palestinian Arabs a situation where they, unlike other refugees pass on their refugee status is inherited.
As a result of such practices UNRWA, for 50 years, the number of Palestinian refugees grew from 650 thousand to a few million people (data about their actual numbers differ).
According to the news service, «Hadashot 2», these steps are considered in the light of the boycott announced by the Palestinian leadership of the United States.
Recall that in mid-January, the United States, which was the largest sponsor of UNRWA, has reduced the funding from $ 125 million to $ 60 million. In response, some countries have announced increases in their contributions.
In particular, Belgium UNRWA transferred its contribution for three years – $ 23 million, and the Netherlands announced the allocation of $ 15 million.
Tuesday, January 30, Pierre krähenbühl, head of the middle East the UN Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), said that 11 countries had responded to a request for assistance after the United States dramatically reduced the size of its contribution.
In the words of Pierre krähenbühl, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Russia, Belgium, Kuwait, Netherlands, Ireland increased the size of its aid Agency.
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