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Palestinian Op-Ed Accurately Explains How UNRWA Turned From Humanitarian to Political, by Elder of Ziyon (Algemeiner)

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Aug. 19, 2018

Ma’an published an op-ed by Ali Hweidi, a writer and researcher on Palestinian affairs from Lebanon, about the threat of closing down UNRWA.

He begins by stating a truth that UNRWA’s supporters in the West vehemently deny.

The calls for the establishment of alternative institutions to UNRWA are a strategic threat that weakens the political power of the refugee issue and turns it into a humanitarian issue.

That’s exactly it. UNRWA was always meant to be a humanitarian agency, but the Palestinians and Arab world turned the refugee issue into a political issue — a means to attack Israel and not actually solve the problem.

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