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Discussions began on Friday among the administration’s national security principals and will continue throughout this week.
The United States has frozen $125 million in funding for a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees.
New report shows lack of funding leads to lack of strategy, but funding hasn’t changed in a decade.
“We decided to submit papers to join three UN organizations to strengthen the standing of the State of Palestine in the international community,” the official said.
By ADAM RASGON
Kraehenbuehl said the shortfall in funding for the agency could also mean there may not be enough money to re-open schools in August and September for the new academic year.
Services to Palestinian refugees may halt this summer.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said the budget deficit for 2018 is $446m.
US President Donald Trump has this year given UNRWA only $60 million so far and has withheld another $65 million in funding.
“The humanitarian and economic situation in Gaza remains dire,” Secretary-General Guterres said.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
"Mahmoud Abbas is now seeking to put an end to any possibility of negotiations with Israel,” said Danon.
By DANIEL J. ROTH,EYTAN HALON
'This important meeting aims to bring all parties together to discuss measures to accelerate efforts that can underpin a negotiated two-state solution.'
"At stake is the dignity and human security of millions of Palestine refugees."
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