Protesters: Close Down UNRWA

Protesters from the National Union picketed UNRWA's main offices Wednesday and demanded that it be closed down since it is 'a base for terror.'

IsraelNationalNews Staff,

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Members of the National Union party, including MK Aryeh Eldad, picketed Tuesday outside the Jerusalem headquarters of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief Works Agency.


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"UNRWA is a nest for education of hatred and for incitement against Israel and against the Jews," Eldad said. The UNRWA schools teach Arab children to become terrorists, he added.

"UNRWA has been exacerbating the Middle East conflict for over six decades," the National Union party activist Yehuda HaKohen said.

The protesters wrote a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in which they called for shutting down UNRWA and allowing the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to take over UNRWA's operations. The UNHCR is the UN body which deals with all the world's refugee problems, except for the Arabs of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza which have their own separate United Nations agency - UNRWA.





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