Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Susan Akram: The Trump administration is trying to reduce the number of Palestinian refugees, here’s why it won’t work


Susan Akram on Mondoweiss contends that "[t]he Trump administration’s decision last month to cut $360 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is a purely political decision that has no relevance to the definition of Palestinians as “refugees”, nor to their legal rights. Although highly significant since the U.S. makes the largest single donation to UNRWA of any country, the claim that defunding UNRWA will somehow terminate the Palestinian refugee problem and lead to peace is absurd."



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