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You’ve in all probability seen the tales in regards to the UN Company which allegedly had amongst its workers Hamas operatives who straight participated within the October seventh massacres in southern Israel. The story is each extra and fewer than it appears. The background helps illuminate this in addition to a lot of what we’ve seen during the last three months.

United Nations Reduction and Works Company for Palestine Refugees within the Close to East (UNRWA) was based in 1949 to manage refugee camps for the a whole bunch of 1000’s of Palestinians who had both fled the preventing or had been pushed out by the Israeli army throughout each phases of the Israeli Battle of Independence, what Palestinians name The Nakba. (Most of this occurred through the first part of the struggle.) There have been camps in Gaza, the West Financial institution, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. These camps are nonetheless there 75 years later. “Camps” is a misnomer. Over time everlasting buildings changed momentary constructions and tents. Faculties, hospitals, civic buildings and companies grew up. They’re extra like cities, or districts of cities. The overwhelming majority of residents of the camps are third and fourth era descendants of the unique refugees of 1947-48. Beneath UNRWA’s framework they’re additionally refugees. UNRWA nonetheless performs a central position administering these communities — working colleges, hospitals, varied civil companies.

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