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Leaked Kushner Emails Show US, Israel Aim For ‘Palestinians to Disappear’

2018-08-08 11:51:10       source:Sputniknews

August 8, 2018

Internal emails leaked to Foreign Policy have revealed that US presidential adviser Jared Kushner has been conspiring to pull the plug on the primary aid organization providing help to Palestinian refugees and to convince surrounding Arab nations to make the Palestinians citizens.

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established by the United Nations in 1949, with the help of the US, to provide relief for Palestinians displaced from their homes following the establishment of the State of Israel. However, 70 years later, most Palestinian people remain refugees, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, and the numbers have ballooned from around 700,000 to over 5 million people. Of the original refugees, only a few tens of thousands are still alive, Foreign Policy noted.

The heritability of refugee status by Palestinians has become a recent focal point for anti-Palestinian political moves, with several recent attempts in the US Congress to deprive them of that status by pressuring the UN via funding redirections. In late July, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) introduced a bill that would limit US aid to the original refugees only, and Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) has drafted legislation that would deprive UNRWA of funding.

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