The High Committee for the Defense of the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan yesterday condemned American and Israeli attempts to “liquidate” the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Quds Press reported.
“The idea of changing UNRWA’s mandate and merging it into the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees coincides with calls and campaigns to delegitimize the international body for Palestine refugees,” said the High Committee said in a statement.
According to the statement, the High Committee said that these attempts “undermine the legal and political rights of Palestinian refugees”.
Meanwhile, the High Committee has condemned attempts to incite donor states against UNRWA, efforts to pressure donors to stop donations and to change the textbooks used in UNRWA schools.
“All of these attempts are aimed at serving one purpose – liquidating UNRWA and ending its services to Palestinian refugees.”
UNRWA currently serves 5.6 million Palestinian refugees in its five areas of operations – the occupied West Bank, the besieged Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
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