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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Netanyahu Wants UNRWA Abolished
by Stephen Lendman
Established in 1949, the UN Relief and Works Agency provides healthcare, education and other vital social services for millions of displaced Palestinians – in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides similar services for refugees elsewhere.
During his Sunday cabinet meeting, Netanyahu argued against an agency focused specifically on aiding Palestinians, saying:
"The time has come to disband UNRWA and integrate it into the UNHCR. UNRWA, to a large degree, by its very existence, perpetuates – and does not solve – the Palestinian refugee problem."
The obvious solution he and extremists infesting his regime reject is ending militarized occupation harshness, recognizing Palestinian self-determination on their own land in their own country, free from Israeli oppression – or agreeing to one state for all its people
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