Tag Archives: UNRWA

#GazaUnderAttack | Israeli airstrikes hit UNRWA stockrooms, civilians’ homes

[ PIC 14/07/2014 – 07:55 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian medics reported deaths and injuries among Palestinian civilians as the Israeli occupation forces targeted UNRWA food stores in Gaza with aerial raids and Palestinian homes with a spate of artillery attacks. A wave of Israeli raids was launched by the Israeli jets on the UNRWA […]

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UNRWA: Gaza is quickly becoming uninhabitable

[ PIC 20/11/2013 – 02:23 PM ] AMMAN, (PIC)– Outgoing commissioner general of UNRWA Filippo Grandi warned on Tuesday that the impoverished Gaza Strip is getting quickly unsuitable for human life as a result of the blockade, expecting further military escalation between Gaza and Israel. Grandi made his warning before the advisory commission of major […]

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VIDEO | Palestinian refugees protest UNRWA aid cut

Published on Oct 6, 2013 Palestinian refugees have protested in the Gaza Strip against recent aid cuts by UNRWA. The protesters say the cutoffs have made life even harder for them in the coastal enclave which is facing an Israeli blockade. Press TV’s Ashraf Shanon reports from Gaza. Video by PressTV Related News: PressTV is […]

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Residents of Nahr al-Bared camp protest UNRWA cuts

DRAH | Sept 21, 2013 Gaza,(DRAH.ps)–  Residents of Nahr al-Bared camp in Lebanon staged a sit-in on Thursday morning in front of the UNRWA office in rejection of its decision to stop the emergency plan for the residents of the camp. A large crowd of camp residents, in addition to representatives of Palestinian factions and […]

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UNRWA reassesses food aid for families in Gaza

Middle East Monitor | Sept 13, 2013 The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has removed food aid for 9,558 families in Gaza since the beginning of the year, while adding only 5,430 new families to the programme. UNRWA’s Director of Operations in Gaza Robert Turner has said that, “The Agency […]

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UNRWA rejects “baseless” allegations of incitement

Middle East Monitor | Aug 29, 2013 In recent days, UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) has been attacked after an Israeli film-maker released a film called “Camp Jihad”. This alleges that the agency promoted anti-Semitism and incitement to violence in its “summer camps”. The accusations, which are entirely false […]

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UNRWA employee among 3 killed in Israel raid

Maan news Agency | Aug 26, 2013   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — One of the three Palestinians killed in an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank early Monday was an employee of the UN’s Palestine refugee agency, a spokesman said. Chris Gunness said that the employee, who he did not identify by name, was shot […]

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Hamas calls on @UNRWA to meet demands of residents of Nahr al-Bared camp

[ PIC 02/08/2013 – 03:43 PM ] BEIRUT, (PIC)– Hamas movement confirmed its support for the peaceful protests which demand the URNWA to continue providing services for the residents of Nahr al-Bared camp. Hamas’s office for Refugee affairs in Lebanon called, in a statement on Thursday, on the UNRWA administration to meet the demands of […]

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Palestinian refugees shut down UNRWA office in Lebanon camp

Maan News Agency | July 18, 2013 BEIRUT (Ma’an) — Palestinian protesters shut down a UN office in a refugee camp in Lebanon on Wednesday in protest over welfare cuts. Protesters gathered in the center of Nahr al-Bared refugee camp and called on the UN Relief and Works Agency to reverse its decision to cut […]

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Director of UNRWA Operations Turner: Gaza siege is illegal

[ PIC 02/07/2013 – 08:56 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Robert Turner, Director for UNRWA Operations in Gaza, considered that the Gaza blockade is illegal and represents a collective punishment against 1.5 million Palestinians living in harsh conditions. Turner demanded the international community to work on lifting the blockade as soon as possible, and called […]

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PCBS: 5.3 million Palestinian refugees since 1948

[ PIC 20/06/2013 – 07:52 PM ] Refugee child holds the key to the house his grandfather was uprooted from RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Palestinian official sources confirmed that two-thirds of Palestinians people were displaced from historic Palestine on the eve of the 1948 war, while UNRWA records registered 5.3 million Palestinian refugees. On the eve of […]

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Israeli army detains MP’s bodyguard in UNRWA Balata refugee camp

Maan News Agency | June 20, 2013 NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained the body guard of a member of the Palestine Legislative Council on Thursday in the UNWAR-administered Balata refugee camp in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, locals said. Locals said the army raided the home of MP Jamal Tirawi at 2 […]

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19.2 Euro Million From EU Taxpayers For the Palestinian Authority ~ by @KawtherSalam

Kawther Salam | June 6, 2013 The European Union continues pumping millions into the treasury of the Palestinian Authority so that the thieves can steal more and more and the PA President and the big crew of buddies which travel in his company during his various tours around the world, staying at luxury hotels and […]

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Odwan meets with UNRWA director in Gaza

[ PIC 06/05/2013 – 09:11 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Dr. Essam Adwan, Head of the Hamas Department of Refugee Affairs, met with UNRWA’s Director of Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner, at the agency’s headquarters on Sunday. During the meeting, Adwan called on the UNRWA’s director to resume its services and to increase, not reduce, the […]

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100’s of truckloads of goods, Infant formula, medicine stranded at Gaza crossing

Maan News Agency | Apr 29, 2013 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hundreds of truckloads of food and goods destined for Gaza remained stranded Monday on the Israeli side of the Kerem Shalom crossing, the Popular Front Against the Siege said. Among the goods are infant formula, medicine, and goods destined for UNRWA, as well as […]

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