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Israel asked the US not to slash funding to the UN body for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, to prevent angry protests and unrest in Gaza

Staff are angry at redundancies and a scaling back of operations after the Trump administration pulled $300 million in annual funding.

Indonesia signs economic agreement with Palestine amid rising poverty

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Indonesia signs economic agreement with Palestine amid rising poverty

Jakarta has signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority to allow a number of products made in Palestine into Indonesia tax free.

US takes aim at UN Palestinian refugee agency, again

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US takes aim at UN Palestinian refugee agency, again

The UNRWA has been a regular target of Israel and the Trump administration.

Trump staffs up Mideast team to unveil peace plan

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Trump staffs up Mideast team to unveil peace plan

The formation of a White house team is the first evidence in months that any US peace plan is advancing.

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Kushner 'pressured Jordan' to strip Palestinians of refugee status

US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly pressured Jordan to strip more than two million Palestinians of their refugee status.

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Netanyahu promises Gaza political and economic reshuffle ‘soon'

Significant efforts have been made to reach a deal that would alleviate some of Gaza's economic and humanitarian suffering, as Israeli army ...

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UNRWA says to axe 250 jobs after US cuts

In total, 154 employees in the occupied West Bank and 113 in the Gaza Strip will be let go

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Trump's peace plan 'dead upon arrival', says Palestinian envoy

Riyad Mansour said the US "lost the qualification to be the only party to supervise the political process" after it recognised Jerusalem as ...

US blasts Arabs for 'not doing enough for Palestinians'

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US blasts Arabs for 'not doing enough for Palestinians'

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Middle Eastern countries for not doing enough to help Palestinians.

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Palestine delegation makes UN presentation despite US visa delays

Alleged attempts by the US and Israel to scupper Palestine's efforts to present a report on poverty in the occupied territories have failed, ...

Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

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Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

#IsraelCares about its self image, not deprived children

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#IsraelCares about its self image, not deprived children

Israel's latest PR push - providing Nigerian refugee children with computers emblazoned in the national flag - has self-serving motivations, but ...

Israel plans measures to 'curb Erdogan influence' in Jerusalem

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Israel plans measures to 'curb Erdogan influence' in Jerusalem

Israel may tighten restrictions on Turkey's international aid agency in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, in a bid to counter Erdogan's ...

<em>UNRWA</em> chief visits Syria's pulverised Yarmouk refugee camp

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UNRWA chief visits Syria's pulverised Yarmouk refugee camp

Yarmouk, which was meant as haven for displaced Palestinians, had come to symbolise a humanitarian catastrophe that caused some of the worst ...

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Syrian regime calls on refugees to return home

The Syrian regime on Tuesday called on refugees to return home, saying it has successfully cleared large areas of "terrorists."

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UN Palestinian refugee agency struggles to meet deficit

UNRWA is struggling with a massive funding deficit, putting schools and humanitarian aid at risk.

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Palestinian refugee agency to cut operations in Gaza

Severe US cuts to UNRWA's funding has forced it to defer payment of salaries and suspend some of its operations in the besieged Gaza strip.

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Mental health in conflict: 'Occupation therapy' needed for Palestinians

Comment: Seventy years of conflict mean that for Palestinians, trauma is not a post-event - it is growing up in a continued traumatic ...

Syrian cleric condemns 'flagrant looting' after regime captured Yarmouk

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Syrian cleric condemns 'flagrant looting' after regime captured Yarmouk

A Syrian cleric has condemned government troops and allied militias for looting homes in the recently recaptured Yarmouk Palestinian refugee ...

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At least 1,000 children injured by Israeli gunfire, teargas

Thousands of children have been injured in Gaza protests according to an international aid group, with concerns that more will be exposed to ...

Syrian regime retakes region outside capital from rebels

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Syrian regime retakes region outside capital from rebels

Syria’s regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern ...

Palestinian refugee agency '$200 million short' after Trump cuts

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Palestinian refugee agency '$200 million short' after Trump cuts

US President Donald Trump's administration has so far committed only $60 million to the UN's Palestinian refugee agency this year, down from ...

Palestinian activists: "Bodies on the streets" of Yarmouk

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Palestinian activists: "Bodies on the streets" of Yarmouk

Civilians were killed in regime shelling on a Palestinian refugee camp on the edges of the capital.

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