Among the representatives who signed the letter: Andy Levin, Ro Khanna, Ilhan Omar, Jamie Raskin, Rashida Tlaib, Alan Lowenthal, and Ted Lieu.
'As soon as the items were discovered, they were removed and UNRWA informed the de facto authorities in Gaza and in Israel'
UNRWA has been the primary organization servicing Palestinian refugees since 1949. The US and Israel have worked to discredit the organization.
Christian Saunders also said Israel was seeking to replace UNRWA services for Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with those of its own.
UNRWA schools’ curriculum, designed by the Palestinian Authority, “perpetuates incitement, antisemitism and glorification of martyrdom,” Fleur Hassan-Nahoum said.
Hamas also praised the UN vote and said it will "contribute to improving the humanitarian conditions for millions of Palestinian refugees."
The agency says that half of the donations will go towards easing its “severe cash flow crisis” and delivering “key services for the remainder of the year.”
Israel and the US were the only countries that voted against the resolution, with 169 voting in favor and nine abstentions.
The time has come to give feedback to each UN ambassador from the major donor nations that contribute $1.2 billion each year to UNRWA.
“We welcome the decision by the Netherlands to unlock funds that will help UNRWA at an exceptionally challenging period of its existence,” said Marc Lassouaoui, chief of donor relations.