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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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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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EU demands probe into killing of Palestinian kid in Ramallah

The European Union (EU) has condemned the killing a Palestinian child by Israeli forces in village of al-Mughayir, northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. In a press release on Saturday, EU representative in Palestine Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff called for opening a prompt investigation into the shooting incident and holding those who committed the crime accountable. “The children …

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UN calls for probe into Israel’s use of armed force against children

The UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner has called for a transparent investigation into the use of armed force by Israeli soldiers against Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank. The UN Human Rights Office said that the Israeli forces critically injured at least four children with live ammunition and rubber-coated metal bullets in separate incidents across the …

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Xi Jinping sends a congratulatory message to the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” Commemoration Meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday stated that the Palestinian question is “a root problem in the Middle East ]that[ bears on regional peace and stability”. In a congratulatory message to a meeting held by the United Nations (UN) on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Xi pointed out that “the Palestinian issue, as a root problem …

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U.N. : Israel should face justice for unlawful Gaza protest killings

Stephanie Nebehay, Dan Williams GENEVA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 Palestinians and wounding more than 6,100 at weekly protests in Gaza last year, United Nations investigators said on Thursday. The independent panel said it had confidential information about those it believes to be responsible for the unlawful killings, …

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