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Palestinians protest in Ramallah over UNRWA strike
ByJPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
January 12, 2014 12:03

Dozens of Palestinian youths blocked several main roads and torched tires in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday demonstrating against a month-long strike by the UN agency that operates in Palestinian refugee camps, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.

The protest against a lack of public services normally provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) came as the Palestinian economy falters and while aid agencies struggle to cope with deepening refugee crises related to the civil war in Syria.

On Thursday, scores of Palestinian youths blocked a main road outside the Jalazoun refugee camp north of Ramallah, as well as roads linking other camps inside the city, to vent their anger over the repercussions of the UNWRA strike.

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