Dec. 6, 2016
As we’ve mentioned before, most recently in August, during the 1970s Israel tried to build permanent, modern homes for Palestinians in Gaza so they wouldn’t have to live in decrepit “refugee camps” and would have a chance to build normal lives.
Over 2000 Gaza families moved into the new homes.
The PLO and the UN were dead-set against this. With a mixture of intimidation against those who wanted to move into the new homes and the UN passing two resolutions (31/15E and 34/52F) condemning Israel for trying to improve the lives of the Gazans, the plan fizzled.
The first UN resolution against Israel’s attempts to improve Palestinians’ lives was passed almost exactly 40 years ago.
Lets go back another 11 years.
Here’s how UNRWA describes the history of the Shuafat camp:
> Shu’fat camp is located on the outskirts of Jerusalem. ..The camp was established by UNRWA in 1965 in order to provide improved housing for the roughly 500…