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Refugees threaten further strikes against UNRWA
Published Sunday 30/12/2012 (updated) 31/12/2012 14:46
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JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Popular committee heads in West Bank refugee camps on Sunday threatened more protests against the UN agency giving services to the camps.

They wrote to UNRWA operations director Felipe Sanchez over the cutbacks which the UN agency says is necessary due to a drop in aid.

Protests have blocked off UNRWA facilities in the West Bank several times in recent weeks, after the agency announced it is unable to renew the contracts of 114 employees.

The popular committee chiefs wrote to Sanchez: "Dialogue is the shortest ways to solve the current problem and in case you insist on your policy of turning your back to refugees, we will announce a whole strike in all camps."

UNRWA says the layoffs are the "best possible choice."

"We wanted to avoid harming our services as a result of budget limitations," the agency said in a statement last week.

UNRWA asked the Palestinian Authority to put an end to the protests, which it said were disrupting operations.










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1 ) PA (fr) / Pa
30/12/2012 20:21
Interesting that popular committee nonstate tribal arab chiefs wrote to UNRWA operations director Felipe Sanchez: "Dialogue is the shortest ways to solve the current problem...". What the nonstate tribal arabs want from the gentiles, the suggested tactic is passive "dialogue" -- what the State of Israel wants, the suggested tacctic is aggressive "resistance". Isn't this called "applying double standards"? Along with demonizing jews and delegitimizing jews? Anti-semitic? What do you think?

2 ) Gaybody / Fircombe
30/12/2012 20:49
''Refugees threaten further strikes against UNRWA,'' they will be stoning the UN Toyota Land Cruisers next.

3 ) Reader / from Edmonton
31/12/2012 02:36
No, but they will be throwing dialogue at them.

4 ) mazen / .co
31/12/2012 14:31
where is fayyad when you need him,,
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