UN Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Agency Begging World Powers for Cash After Trump Funding Cuts

Thousands of employees of the U.N agency for Palestinian refugees demonstrate in support of their organization following U.S. funding cuts in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Earlier this month, the Trump administration slashed $60 million of a planned $125 million funding installment for 2018. Washington wants the Palestinian Authority to return to the negotiating table with Israel in exchange for aid resumption. Arabic at right reads “Returning to Hamama village.” (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
TEL AVIV – Officials from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees will meet in Rome with world powers on Thursday in an urgent attempt to alleviate the crisis it faces after the U.S. withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in funding earlier this year.

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