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PA Social Affairs Minister: “The PA]government is acting to strengthen the status of UNRWA and to maintain its services and existence”

Headline: "Majdalani: We are making every effort so that UNRWA will continue its activity"

"[PA] Minister of Social Affairs Ahmed Majdalani said that the [PA] government is acting to strengthen the status of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and to maintain its services and existence. This is through political and diplomatic support, the guarantee of an easy vote in favor of renewing its mandate at the UN, and also making efforts and encouraging the states that donate and fund it to support it and close the deficit in its budget.

He said this yesterday [Aug. 5, 2019] during his meeting with Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank Gwyn Lewis…

Majdalani added: 'UNRWA is the central political symbol of the right of return and self-determination of the Palestinian refugees. Therefore we will defend its continued existence and activity, despite the difficult situation the Palestinian cause is in.'"