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Palestine says U.S. plan to end refugee aid will promote terror

Palestine says U.S. plan to end refugee aid will promote terror

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Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Palestinian officials on Saturday said the Trump administration's decision to stop funding for the United Nations agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees would promote extremism. Palestine's presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said the decision "does not serve peace; rather, it promotes terrorism in the region." "This is an assault on the rights of the Palestinian people, and part of a series of anti-Palestinian U.S. decisions and policies," Rudaineh said. The announcement comes a day after the United States said it would be cutting funding to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees because the operation is unsustainable and "irredeemably flawed." Pasletine officials said they are considering seeking help of the U.N. General Assembly and ...
As Secretary of State, John Kerry blamed Israel for lack of peace with Palestine: Reports

As Secretary of State, John Kerry blamed Israel for lack of peace with Palestine: Reports

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Israel's Channel 10 published recordings Tuesday of former Secretary of State John Kerry blaming Israel for the lack of peace between it and Palestine.The recordings are said to have been made during a conference in Dubai in 2016. Kerry is heard praising the Palestinian Authority for its commitment to nonviolence while the majority right-wing Israeli government refuses to engage in peace talks."The Palestinians have done an extraordinary job of remaining committed to nonviolence. And in fact when the [knife] intifada took place they delivered non-violence in the West Bank," Kerry said, referring to a wave of violence in 2015 through 2016, in which mostly Palestinian suspects attacked Israelis with knives."This is overlooked by the general [Israeli] population because it is ...