Yerushalayim to Remove UNRWA from City, “Putting End to Lie of Palestinian Refugee Problem”

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Yerushalayim Mayor Nir Barkat said Thursday that he planned to remove the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, from the city, accusing the body of operating illegally and promoting incitement against Israel, VOA News reports.

Schools serving 1,800 students, clinics and sports centers, among other services operated by UNRWA in eastern Jerusalem, would be transferred to Israeli authorities.

“The U.S. decision [to cut UNRWA funding] has created a rare opportunity to replace UNRWA’s services with services of the Jerusalem Municipality. We are putting an end to the lie of the ‘Palestinian refugee problem’ and the attempts at creating a false sovereignty within a sovereignty,” Barkat said.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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