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Refugees

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to receive free covid vaccine

The General Director of Association 302 to Defend Refugees Rights, Ali Huweidi, welcomed the Lebanese government’s decision to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon free of charge and described it as “a step in the right direction”. In an interview with Quds Press, Huweidi said this was the result of a meeting between Lebanese Minister of Health Hamad …

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Torturing children is normal for Israel

In 2018, veteran Palestine solidarity campaigner and Jewish anti-Zionist Tony Greenstein was expelled from the Labour Party after being smeared as an anti-Semite. As has been seen so often during Labour’s manufactured anti-Semitism crisis, the charges cited by party lawyers referred not to actual “anti-Semitism”, but to legitimate criticism of Israel. On his blog, Greenstein had pointed to the anti-Palestinian …

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UNRWA funding runs dry, affecting staff salaries

If the donor countries which support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency /UNRWA/ for Palestine refugees do not come up with enough money this month, the UN agency may not able to pay the December salaries for its staff, today said UNRWA Director of Communications Sami Mshasha. He said UNRWA is having difficulty raising money to pay the December …

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India provides $2 million to UNRWA for Palestinian refugees

Today, the Government of India contributed $2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in support of the Agency’s programs and services, including education, health care, relief and social services for Palestine refugees. The contribution was presented to UNRWA by Representative of India to State of Palestine Sunil Kumar. With …

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Spain, WFP to provide aid to vulnerable Gazan families

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a €400,000 contribution from Spain to provide much-needed food assistance to more than 34,000 vulnerable Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, most of them women and children, according to a WFP press release. The support is vital as Gazan families cope with a rapid deterioration in conditions. Already affected by severe movement …

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At least 1,800 forcibly disappeared Palestinians in Syria prisons

There are more than 1,800 forcibly disappeared Palestinians, including women and children enduring the worst torture and suffering inside Syrian regime prisons, Shehab news agency reported a new report showing. According to the Task Group for Palestinians in Syria, there are 1,797 forcibly disappeared Palestinians inside Syrian regime prisons in addition to 620 victims who died as a result of torture. On …

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Lebanon bans Palestinian refugees from returning to the country

The Directorate of Public Security in Beirut has banned Palestinian refugees who are stranded abroad from returning to Lebanon, Al-Watan Voice reported on Monday. Domestic workers are also included in the banning directive. Staff at Middle East Airlines, Lebanon’s national carrier, have been asked not to let such refugees or workers board their aircraft taking Lebanese citizens home during the …

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British Palestinians commemorate Land Day

On this day, 30 March, the Palestinian Forum in Britain commemorates the 44th anniversary of Land Day, which recalls the heroic story of our people in defence of the land of our forefathers, from the brutal occupation appropriating not only our land but also our history and heritage. Since 1976, 30 March became a day to celebrate our land; a …

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Palestine refugees in Iraq live under ‘tragic’ conditions

In 2006, masked militants raided the house of the Palestinian refugee in Iraq Khalid Mustafa Mahmoud and kidnapped his father. He has not returned home since. Speaking to Quds Press, Khalid, who has since married and had two children, was forced to flee to Germany. “I was 14 and I have not yet heard any news about the fate of …

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