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Palestinian Refugees: Israeli Leaders and Palestinian President

palestinian refugees: Read more U.S. withholds 65M in UN aid for Palestinian refugees This is not aimed at punishing anyone' Article Continued Below Israeli leaders criticize Palestinian president for fiery anti-Trump speech Israelis voice warnings, Palestinians talk of blackmail' after Trump threatens to cut funding If UNRWA would not exist, if these services were not provided, the security of region would be severely undermined, Guterres told reporters at the conference's conclusion, according to Toronto Star. Now it is very clear, it is absolutely essential, that the extraordinary unanimity in political support to UNRWA and its activities translates itself into cash. react-empty 144 The agency, the oldest and largest UN relief program in the Middle East, provides health care, education and social services to an estimated 5 million Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. But he said a long way is in front of us to fully fund the agency, which went into the conference facing a 446 million gap in financing this year the worst funding crisis in its 68-year history. They are the refugees or descendants of the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were forced from their homes during the war that led to Israel's establishment in 1948. The Trump administration announced in January it was slashing 65 million this year. Guterres told the conference that cutting sanitation, health care and medical services in already poverty-wracked and conflict-ridden areas would have severe impact a cascade of problems that could push the suffering in disastrous and unpredictable directions. ( As reported in the news.