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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

UNRWA head: PA textbooks do include anti-Semitism, glorification of terrorism

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The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) acknowledged that anti-Semitism and the glorification of terror can be found in school textbooks distributed by the Palestinian Authority, though insisted that it is not...
A hole leading into a tunnel, discovered in June 2021, that runs under an UNRWA-run school in the Gaza Strip. Source: Twitter.

Hamas bars UN inspectors from examining tunnel under UNRWA school in Gaza

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Hamas prevented a team of U.N. inspectors from examining a tunnel discovered in June under a school in Gaza city’s Zaitoun neighborhood, Israel’s Kan news reported on Tuesday. Citing Palestinian sources, the report stated that a U.N. Mine Action...
Gilad Erdan on May 18, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Erdan urges world leaders to take action on UNRWA staff inciting anti-Semitism online

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Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, is urging the United Nations and world leaders to take action against the U.N. Relief Works Agency (UNWRA) after a watchdog report...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Republican lawmakers introduce bill to block US foreign aid to UNRWA

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Republicans in Congress are responding to the resumption of U.S. foreign aid to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) by the Biden administration earlier this year by introducing a...
A Palestinian carries an aid package from UNRWA in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 27, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Biden’s reward to UNRWA for bad behavior

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The United States transferred $135 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday. This was in addition to the nearly $33 million that it gave to the organization in...
Palestinians come to receive food aid from a UNRWA distribution center in the Khan Younis camp in the southern Gaza Strip, March 7, 2020. Photo by Fadi Fahd/Flash90

US transfers $135 million in aid to UNRWA

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The United States transferred $135.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday, after signing a framework agreement with the refugee agency on July 14. UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe...
View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building during a strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Biden administration turns to UNRWA in its rush to rebuild Gaza

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Following the recent war between Israel and Hamas, the Biden administration has put an emphasis on rebuilding the Gaza Strip, promising the terror group won’t benefit. Some experts say Washington’s approach will fail to...
Matthias Schmale, Gaza director of UNRWA. Source: Twitter.

UNRWA Gaza chief to take leave of absence amid uproar over Israeli airstrike remarks

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The Gaza director of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will be taking a “long leave of absence,” a spokesman for the agency said on Wednesday, according to Hebrew media...
Matthias Schmale, Gaza director of UNRWA. Source: Twitter.

UNRWA Gaza director backtracks on interview about Israeli war actions

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Gaza director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Matthias Schmale accused NGO UN Watch and the press on Wednesday of “blatantly manipulating” comments he made in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12 two days earlier. In the interview,...
The European Parliament. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

EU Parliament passes resolution censuring UNRWA for teaching hate in schools

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The European Union Parliament passed a resolution on Wednesday that targeted the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for teaching “hate speech and violence” in its schools. The resolution demanded that hateful...