UNRWA Concerned about Israeli Plan to Stop its Work in Jerusalem

The UN Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has expressed its concern about a statement made by Jerusalem’s mayor, Nir Barkat, that he would stop the organization’s operations in the occupied city.

UNRWA’s statement, a copy of which was sent to MEMO, said:

Yesterday Barkat, Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, accused UNRWA of operating illegally and promoting incitement against Israel, before confirming that UNRWA schools in the occupied city will be closed by the end of the current school year. As well as schools, clinics, sports centers, and other services will also be transferred to the Israeli-controlled Jerusalem Municipality.

Source: Palestine Chronicle