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    A Palestinian refugee has revealed how she became a self-made millionaire - after overcoming homelessness and launching a med spa franchise out of her New York City apartment. Fatema Love spent most of her early years 'homeless and hungry,' before she and her family fled Palestine amid the country's war with Israel. However, after coming to America at age 15, things didn't get much easier for the businesswoman, since she said she struggled to 'fit in' with the people around her. But Fatema's rough past put a 'fire under her' backside, and inspired her to 'work hard' to ensure that when she got older, she could have a better life. A Palestinian refugee has revealed how she became a self-made millionaire - after overcoming homelessness and launching a med spa franchise out of her New York City apartment Fatema Love spent most of her early years 'homeless and hungry,' before she and her family fled Palestine amid the country's war with Israel. She is seen as a kid However, after coming to America at age 15, things didn't get much...
    A female Al Jazeera reporter was shot and killed during a raid on a refugee camp, with Qatar claiming Israeli security forces 'shot her in the face'. Well-known Palestinian television personality Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, who has American citizenship, was killed during a raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday.   Al Jazeera put the blame for her death at the feet of Israeli security forces, who said it is 'investigating the event and looking into the possibility that the journalists were hit by the Palestinian gunmen.' Another Palestinian journalist, Ali Al Samoudi, working for the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds newspaper, was wounded but in stable condition, according to the Palestinian health ministry.  The Qatar-based broadcaster blamed Israeli forces, saying she was shot 'deliberately' and 'in cold blood' by Israeli troops while wearing a press vest and helmet.  In a statement that flashed on its channel, it called on the international community to 'condemn and hold the Israeli occupation forces accountable for deliberately targeting and assassinating our colleague, Shireen Abu Akleh.' The IDF responded that Palestinians, who were firing indiscriminately, had...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces raided a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank early Thursday, setting off a gun battle in which a Palestinian teenager was killed and several others were wounded, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Videos circulated online showed smoke rising from the center of the Jenin refugee camp as gunfire echoed in the background. Others appeared to show Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen moving through the narrow streets. The raid came two days after a Palestinian from a village near Jenin shot and killed five people in central Israel, part of a wave of attacks in recent days that have left a total of 11 people dead. The Palestinian Health Ministry said a 17-year-old was killed. It had earlier said seven Palestinians were brought to local hospitals, including three who were seriously wounded. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military. The Jenin refugee camp was the scene of one of the deadliest battles of the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising. In April 2002, Israeli forces battled Palestinian militants in the camp, leading to the...
    BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. agency appealed Wednesday to the international community to donate tens of millions of dollars to help improve living conditions for Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon. The appeal by the agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, is asking for an additional $87.5 million is to provide Palestinian refugees with cash assistance to the poorest, cover hospital expenses, as well as transportation for children so that they can go to school. UNRWA says more than 210,000 Palestinian refugees are among the most vulnerable and that some basic commodities have become out of reach for many as Lebanon sinks deeper into the economic meltdown. It added that more than 58% of Palestinian refugees here have reduced the numbers of meals they eat every day. About 400,000 Palestinian refugees and their descendants mostly live in a dozen refugee camps in Lebanon, set up for those who fled or were pushed out during fighting surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948. An additional 27,000 Palestinians fled from Syria over the past decade during its deadly civil war. The Palestinians in Lebanon...
    SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Hamas officials buried three of their members Tuesday who were killed by gunfire in a tense Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon days earlier. The militant group accused members of a rival faction of the deadly shooting. Ayman Shanaa, an official with the militant group, told mourners that Fatah militia members were behind the shootings, which he called a “heinous and cowardly crime.” There are tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees and their descendants in Lebanon, most living in refugee camps. Fatah is the political faction of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas rules the Gaza Strip. The deadly violence took place at a Hamas-organized funeral Sunday in the Burj Shamali camp. Shanaa called it “a premeditated crime” that aims to undermine security and stability in the refugee camps in Lebanon. The funeral was held in the southern city of Sidon and attended by several thousand people, many of whom raised the green Hamas flag. Shanaa called for handing the perpetrators “known to all” to the Lebanese security agencies. Lebanese security forces don’t...
    BEIRUT (AP) — At least two Palestinians were killed and several injured after gunfire broke out during the Sunday funeral of a Hamas member killed in a refugee camp days earlier, Lebanon’s state news agency, Palestinian and Lebanese officials said. The National News Agency said two were killed and seven were injured when what it described as an “altercation” broke out during the Hamas-organized funeral. The source of the gunfire was not immediately clear in the tense Burj Shamali camp, which was rocked by a series of explosions late Friday that killed the Hamas member. The cause of the explosions was also disputed. The Palestinian Hamas group said an electrical short-circuit in a storage area for oxygen bottles caused the blast. But a Lebanese security official said the explosion happened in an ammunition depot. NNA had also reported an explosion in a Hamas arms warehouse in the camp, saying a number were killed and injured. Sunday’s funeral for Hamza Chahine drew scores of mourners. Before his body arrived at the burial site, gunfire broke out and it was not...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Several explosions shook a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon on Friday night, residents said, adding that the nature of the blasts was not immediately clear. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency said there were casualties. Ambulances rushed to the scene in the Burj Shamali camp in the port city of Tyre, camp residents told The Associated Press, speaking over the phone. Initial reports said a fire had started in a diesel tanker and spread to a nearby mosque controlled by the Palestinian militant Hamas group. The fire triggered explosions of some weapons that appeared to have been stored inside the mosque, according to the residents. The NNA said the army cordoned off the area, preventing people from entering or leaving the camp. The reports aid some arms belonging to Hamas had exploded inside an Islamic center. There were no further details. Lebanon is home to tens of thousands of Palestinians refugees and their decedents. Many live in the 12 refugee camps that are scattered around the small Mediterranean country. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved....
    Twenty-one Republican senators, led by Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), recently came out against the Biden administration’s move to resume funding, suspended by its predecessor, for a controversial U.N. agency for so-called Palestinian refugees, asserting that the group is plagued by accusations of anti-Israel bias and affiliated with the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas. In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the GOP lawmakers expressed “grave concern” about the Biden administration’s decision to recommit U.S. taxpayer money for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Even President Joe Biden’s State Department has recently admitted that the U.N. agency for so-called Palestinians or UNRWA faces allegations of “racism, discrimination, and antisemitism.” The American senators pointed out the agency defines “refugees” differently than the rest of the world, adding that the group assists Palestinians who already have citizenship in the countries they reside in and are no longer displaced. They also wrote: We are concerned that this administration’s decision to resume U.S. assistance to UNRWA was made in haste, without any actionable attempt to secure much-needed and meaningful reforms of the agency. …...
    Republicans are pushing back against the Biden administration’s moves to fund a controversial U.N. Palestinian refugee agency which has been dogged with accusations of anti-Israel bias -- and one that the Trump administration stopped funding. 21 Republicans, led by Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week expressing concern about the Biden administration’s decision to resume funding to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) that deals with Palestinian refugees -- and has faced accusations it teaches hate against Jews and Israelis in its schools. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION EYES SLASHING FUNDS TO CONTROVERSIAL UN PALESTINIAN AGENCY  "We are concerned that this administration’s decision to resume U.S. assistance to UNRWA was made in haste, without any actionable attempt to secure much-needed and meaningful reforms of the agency," the lawmakers wrote. "Beyond its inflated and duplicative structure, there are serious concerns about the impartiality of UNRWA. Over the years the agency has employed individuals affiliated with Hamas, a U.S. designated terrorist organization. UNRWA schools have been used to store Hamas weapons," the senators continued. "Additionally, there have been numerous...
    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees paid the salaries of 30,000 Palestinian staff across the Middle East for last month, but a funding shortfall may still hinder payment in December, officials said on Wednesday. UNRWA finds itself in limbo after the U.S. election - President Donald Trump ended all U.S. payments, but while Palestinians hope President-elect Joe Biden's administration will at least partially resume payments, that could take months. The agency said last month it had run out of money to pay salaries after two years of funding cuts by the United States and other donors, including Arab Gulf states. Adnan Abu Hasna, an UNRWA spokesman in Gaza, said the November salary payments were made possible only by a $20 million loan from the United Nations, $12 million in new pledges and an advance from Sweden on its 2021 contribution. "The payment of December remains uncertain and we are in need of $38 million to pay the salaries of our 30,000 staff," Abu Hasna told Reuters. UNRWA provides education, health and relief services...
    The Trump administration may be on its way out, but it can still ­advance American interests between now and January. This is particularly true in the Middle East, where White House policies have arguably been the most effective. With minimal effort, Trump can address the undying fiction of Palestinian “refugees.” The 1948 war for Israel’s independence, a war in which Arab states tried to destroy the nascent Jewish state, produced two sets of refugees of roughly equal sizes. Arab nations expelled their Jewish citizens, who took refuge in newly established Israel. Arabs who fled the Jewish state, however, weren’t resettled. Instead, Arab states insisted they live in UN-run refugee camps. The message: Arabs would soon return militarily to finish a job left undone. Now, 70 years after the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, was established, the Palestinian narrative of a people waiting to return to their homes inside Israel persists. UNRWA claims to serve no fewer than 5 million “refugees,” even though most of those individuals are descendants of the original refugees. Even more frustrating is the...
    By Stephen Farrell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees announced on Monday that it has run out of money to pay the salaries of its staff across the Middle East, after two years of funding cuts by the United States and some other donors. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it needs $70 million by the end of the month to pay 28,000 staff in full for November and December. It also issued an emergency call for donations to avoid the suspension of essential services. "Despite all of our efforts to raise the resources needed to keep our humanitarian and development programmes running, it was with great regret that I informed our staff today that we don't have sufficient funding at this stage to honor their salaries this month," UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said in a statement. "If additional funding is not pledged in the next weeks, UNRWA will be forced to defer partial salaries to all staff." The agency was badly hit by...
    By Stephen Farrell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees announced on Monday that it has run out of money to pay the salaries of its staff across the Middle East, after two years of funding cuts by the United States and some other donors. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it needs $70 million by the end of the month to pay 28,000 staff in full for November and December. It also issued an emergency call for donations to avoid the suspension of essential services. “Despite all of our efforts to raise the resources needed to keep our humanitarian and development programmes running, it was with great regret that I informed our staff today that we don’t have sufficient funding at this stage to honor their salaries this month,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said in a statement. “If additional funding is not pledged in the next weeks, UNRWA will be forced to defer partial salaries to all staff.” The agency was badly...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is experiencing a financial crisis that could force it to halt some services to an already impoverished population of more than 5 million people, the head of the agency said Wednesday. Philippe Lazzarini also warned in an interview with The Associated Press in Beirut that the spread of coronavirus, an economic meltdown in Lebanon and a huge deficit in UNRWA’s budget are deepening the hopelessness among Palestinian refugees, some of whom are trying to flee the Mediterranean nation on migrant boats. UNRWA was established to aid the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were forced from their homes during the war surrounding Israel’s establishment in 1948. It now provides education, health care, food and other services to 5.8 million refugees and their descendants in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. UNRWA’s financial crisis was sparked by the loss of all funding from the United States, its largest donor, in 2018. The U.S. gave $360 million to UNRWA in 2017, but only $60 million in 2018, and nothing last year or...
    By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is experiencing a financial crisis that could force it to halt some services to an already impoverished population of more than 5 million people, the head of the agency said Wednesday. Philippe Lazzarini also warned in an interview with The Associated Press in Beirut that the spread of coronavirus, an economic meltdown in Lebanon and a huge deficit in UNRWA’s budget are deepening the hopelessness among Palestinian refugees, some of whom are trying to flee the Mediterranean nation on migrant boats. UNRWA was established to aid the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were forced from their homes during the war surrounding Israel’s establishment in 1948. It now provides education, health care, food and other services to 5.8 million refugees and their descendants in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. UNRWA's financial crisis was sparked by the loss of all funding from the United States, its largest donor, in 2018. The U.S. gave $360 million to UNRWA in 2017, but only $60 million in 2018,...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — International donors pledged over $130 million Tuesday to the United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees, an amount the organization’s head says is encouraging but not enough to keep operations running through the end of the year. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency has faced a financial crisis since the United States pulled all funding in 2018, leaving the organization with a massive budgetary shortfall. Agency Director-General Philippe Lazzarini told reporters following a virtual fundraising conference that despite the “very strong expression of support” by international donors “we are still in the dark and we do not know if our operations will run until the end of the year.” He said the donations covered only a fraction of the roughly $400 million budget gap the agency is facing. UNRWA was established to aid the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were forced from their homes in the war surrounding Israel’s establishment in 1948. The agency provides food, education, health care and other services for Palestinian refugees and their descendants — now numbering some 5 million — in Lebanon, Syria,...
    Breaking News — Gaza, June 20 . .- After Syria, where more than six of the 26 million refugees in the world today come from, the second largest group is the Palestinians. Distributed between Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank, they represent a very particular population, for its history and its present. According to figures from UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, they reach 5.6 million, which means that they represent more than a fifth of all people with this legal status. Although it hurts to talk about numbers when it comes to people, the numbers are necessary to understand the magnitude of the problem. Of the millions of Palestinian refugees, just over two million live in Jordan, just over one million are distributed in Syria and Lebanon, more than 800,000 in the occupied West Bank and about 1.5 million in the Gaza Strip. The origin of this particular population group, which is not under the orbit of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) but UNRWA, dates back to 1948, when hundreds of thousands of...
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