A press release by the Division of Refugee Affairs- Hamas
On the American decision to resume the financial aid it provides to UNRWA
Financial aid to UNRWA will not be a solution to the refugee issue unless they return to their homes.
Despite the American decision to resume the financial aid it provides to UNRWA, the UNRWA budget deficit in 2021 will continue at about $ 150 million, which requires UNRWA to make more efforts by donor countries to resume providing economic, development and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people, atone for the responsibility of the international community and his silence on the catastrophe of the Palestinian people.
, unless international resolutions ordering their return to their homes from which they were abandoned by force of arms in 1948 are implemented.
There is no doubt that the American decision to resume aid to UNRWA is clear evidence of the failure of the strenuous Zionist attempts that Netanyahu made with the Trump administration to liquidate UNRWA, reduce the level of its operations, or change its mandate and define the Palestinian refugee.
However, the Palestinian people cannot accept any conditions in exchange for providing relief and development aid to them as a guarantee of security and stability in the region, which will remain in danger of exploding at any moment unless international resolutions are implemented that return millions of refugees to their homes from which they were displaced.
The renewal of US aid is an important indication for all donor countries of the importance of the role of UNRWA and the need to fund and develop its programs to serve millions of Palestinian refugees. Nonetheless, this will not constitute a guarantee of regional stability in the region unless it is accompanied by an international will to solve the refugee issue by returning them to their homes from which they were displaced.
The resumption of the provision of support funds to UNRWA will not end the conflict nor will the refugees be discouraged from demanding their return to their homes from which they were expelled with iron and fire, which requires the international community to accompany the resumption of aid by forcing the Zionist entity to implement the relevant international decisions.
Division of Refugee Affairs – Hamas- Palestine
8th April 2021