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1/ On my way to work I drive past a day laborer pick-up point in South Tel Aviv. For the last decade there have only been African men waiting there. For the last couple of months, I've noticed a change. At least half have been Palestinians, probably from J&S (WB).
2/ 20k new work permits have also been granted to Gazans by Israel and the plan is to add another 30k, so eventually 50k will be working in Israel. #Gaza
3/ These developments will improve the economy in J&S and especially #Gaza. Also, a new generation of young Gazans will get to meet Jews, and discover that, contrary to what they learnt in #UNRWA school, we don't have horns and fangs.
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Now @UN_Spokesperson has started noon briefing after 12:30, after Farhan Haq left WhatsApp-ed questions emailed to @MelissaFleming on #Tanzania, UNTSO, #Nigeria, #Cameroon, whistleblower @EmmaReillyTweet, #Haiti case @sdnylive & cholera, UN rapes - thread below Image
Inner City Press asked, "In light of the #UNRWA investigation of 10 staff members immediately disclose the employment and payment status of the "UNTSO three" with roles in the public sex in the UN vehicles,
Banned Inner City Press asked, "On #Tanzania, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that the trial of Tanzania’s opposition leader Freeman Mbowe has been postponed until next Friday"?
No answer.
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.Fog of #Palestinian War

@RepRashida ‘s 7/22/21 letter to @SecYellen has a tone, an approach, & a number of claims worth considering bc they reflect weaknesses in the #Islamist interests it represents. This affects US foreign policy; the upcoming ‘22 election; & the politics
of the UN.

The tone is one of desperation; the approach is to use a US #Palestinian-American Congresswoman to front #Islamist assertions about US DOMESTIC & International Law in order to illegally derail the Executive Branch’s Middle East policy. This affects the ‘22 elections
bc, in combination w/Biden Administration withdrawal from Afghanistan, re-habilitation of the flawed #UNRWA, re-funding the PA despite the PA’s publicly declared continuation of #PayforSlay , re-habilitating Gaza w/0 penalty for Hamas, whom the US designated as a terrorist org
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🇺🇳 Press release : #UNRWA is deeply concerned about actions by parties to the conflict during recent hostilities in #Gaza that caused damage to its installations and violated its inviolability and neutrality. ⬇️

unrwa.org/newsroom/offic…
“With no advanced warning, between 13 and 15 May 2021, the Israeli Air Force conducted strikes causing damage to #UNRWA installations, including Zaitoun School. The inner compound yard was struck by two missiles despite being designated as an emergency shelter for civilians
The strike calls into question respect for the fundamental principle of inviolability. Thankfully, no displaced persons were inside the school at the time of the strike and no physical injuries were caused.
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@WFPChief Dear Sir, Is there anyway I could communicate with you directly, to fill you in on the failure of your credit card donation system plus the incompetence of your supportercare@wfp.org team, which caused @WFP to lose my monthly credit card donations for Yemen?! 🤔
2/ (which you told @stephensackur of @BBCHARDtalk was the most pressing, thus my FIVE attempts to make a monthly credit card donation until 09/22, which all failed on December 10, 2020, after which I felt harrassed via nonstop Whatsapp MESSAGE from #WFP's Business Number at UN )
*MESSAGING
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#Qatar #UNRWA #Doha

Doha: Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), lauded the State of Qatar for extending the Agency's strong support , especially during its difficult times.
He spoke of the problems facing UNRWA and said that the Organization is facing a financial crisis. He said that UNRWA was mandated to provide educational, health and social services to 5.8 million Palestinian refugees in West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.
He said that UNRWA focuses on how to solve education problems such as lack of connectivity and the availability of devices to ensure that students are properly e-learned.
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For quite some time the #Democrats have maintained that Russia meddled in the American elections of 2016 which brought in @realDonaldTrump as #POTUS.

Trump denies the allegation and the reports to make his election culpable of influence have not been as decisive.

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I'm starting to believe they were not wrong. In fact, recent developments suggest a conspiracy of epic proportions.

This is my theory:

Russia - a declining power has become the lackey to China. Putin made personal favours to Trump in that build up.
Ever since his inauguration, Trump has been withdrawing the US from its leadership of the Rules Based Liberal Order of which the UN is the centrepiece.

Trump at a meeting of the UN General Assembly said: the future does not belong to globalists but patriots.
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#BREAKING NEWS!!

Bad news

#Switzerland #Bern #UNRWA

#Switzerland is paying again to the (#UNRWA United Nations #Palestinian Relief Fund.
Because the @UN #Palestinian aid agency was criticized for #mismanagement,and #Antisemitism #Switzerland stopped paying in #July. Now it has lifted the payment freeze, but #Switzerland has resumed #payments to #UNRWA at around CHF 25 million (€ 23 million).
the Directorate for Development and Cooperation (#Deza) decided on December 12 to end the payment freeze. In view of the measures initiated and the confirmation by the Secretary General of the United Nations that no #donor #money has been misappropriated,
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@UNRWA #Gaza #Genf

More than half a million people in #Gaza depend on #food #aid. Every quarter there is a discounted ration per person. The #goods are ordered for the first quarter of the new year, but not yet #paid.
Whether the @UN organization can pay the salaries of its 13,000 workers in the #Gaza Strip in December is unclear. In Gaza, under the eyes of #Hamas, @UNRWA operates 276 schools, 22 health centers and distributes food. The unemployment rate is also 41% (Total PA Area 30% 2018).
@UNRWA currently cares for 5.5 million #Palestinians. But they are missing 167 million € to pay everything. It would take at least € 30 million for the current quarter and € 60 million for the second quarter of next year.
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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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.@jdgreenblatt45 and .@POTUS "Zero credibility" is my polite way of saying that you have unilaterally destroyed the chances of peace by taking illegal unilateral measures to prejudice/predetermine the outcome of the basic requirements of peace.
You have partnered with the #Israelioccupation at the expense of #Palestinianrights and international law. Some electioneering promises should never have been made because of their destructive & illegal nature. Implementing them compounds the error & damages your credibility more
Recognizing #Jerusalem, which is an occupied Palestinian city, as the capital of #Israel & moving your embassy there is illegal as stipulated by UNSC Res. 478 (among others) & UNGA Res. ES-10/L.22, plus Int'l humanitarian law incl. 4th Geneva Convention, & the ICC Rome Statute.
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Reunido con el Alto Comisionado de la @UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl @PKraehenbuehl. La contribución de #España a la agencia de @ONU_es para los refugiados palestinos superó los 17 millones de € en 2018, un año especialmente adverso para su financiación.(1/4)
La #UNRWA desempeña una labor imprescindible para proveer de servicios sociales a más de 5,4 millones de refugiados palestinos dispersos entre #Jordania, #Líbano, #Siria y los territorios palestinos ocupados.(2/4) Image
En el año 2000 atendía a 80.000 refugiados necesitados de ayuda alimentaria. Como consecuencia del bloqueo en 2018 eran ya un millón las personas necesitadas de esa ayuda.(3/4)
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JUST in : #Trump administration announces end to financial aid for #UNRWA - #Palestinians
haaretz.com/middle-east-ne…
#Trump Administration Implements #MEF Plan to Sideline #UNRWA
meforum.org/articles/2018/…
The U.S. #taxpayer contributed $364 million in 2017, about one-third of the total #UNRWA budget, almost triple the #EU contribution and by far the most from any single UNRWA donor.
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My family and I lived in #Kuwait, #Jordan, #Syria, #Canada, and now I live in #Israel.

- Every time the term #UNRWA came up, people complain about this blatant scam orchestrated by Arafat & Co. in their name. 1/...
- The whole reason/ purpose for confining people in neighborhoods designated as ‘Refugee Camps’ is to prelong this cash-cow scheme that pays very generously the PAG (Palestinian Authority Gang). 2/...
My father took me to the largest refugee camp in the world, called Baq’a camp (مخيم البقعة), where the authorities not only have the audacity to give children brand new school backs before UN inspectors before their visit; but also.. 3/...
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