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Gain Influence: Cabinet Meeting and Move Critics

gain influence: The remarks came after Israeli media reports indicated that despite its public declarations, Israel was actually concerned about the ramifications of such a move, according to Metro News. Critics say an aid cut could lead to a humanitarian crisis and that in the absence of UNRWA, Israel, as an occupying nation, could get stuck with the bill for providing services to Palestinians. Speaking at his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu also reiterated his support for Trump's threat to cut aid to the Palestinians. A collapse in UNRWA could also open the way for the Hamas militant group to gain influence. UNRWA is an organization that perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem. Netanyahu suggested UNRWA's budget should be transferred to the more far-reaching United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where it would be allocated to those truly in need. ( As reported in the news.