“The move will eliminate a communication channel—diplomatically and physically—that has been at the heart of the peace process under four Administrations.”
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding to U.N. Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA was an attack on international law.
“We still need $200 million to tackle the deficit this year,” UNRWA commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl told a news conference in Cairo.
“As far as Israel is concerned, the demolition and displacement of Palestinian communities cannot be prevented, because they lack the good intentions that seemingly only Jewish settlers have.”
A senior Palestinian official said on Tuesday that a case has been filed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the planned demolition of the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar following an Israeli court ruling.