Dutch lawmakers urged to make UNRWA funding freeze permanent


February 16, 2024

(JNS) — The heads of the Knesset’s Christian Allies Caucus on Feb. 7 pressed Dutch legislators to cut funding to UNRWA altogether, as Israel seeks alternatives for the U.N. body over its ties to Palestinian terrorism.

The discussion, at the Dutch House of Representatives, comes amid Israeli calls for UNRWA to be replaced by responsible aid agencies; U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that the work and functions of UNRWA need to be preserved.

“With the recent horrific reports verifying UNRWA employees’ complicity in the Oct. 7 massacre, countries around the world are finally beginn...

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