[News] Palestinians Storm Gaza UN Headquarters over Suspension of Cash Assistance

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  Palestinians Storm Gaza UN Headquarters over Suspension of Cash Assistance

author Wednesday January 28, 2015 18:30author by IMEMC
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    Palestinians angry at their deterorating living conditions in the
    Gaza Strip stormed the United Nations headquarters to protest
    UNRWA’s announcement <http://www.imemc.org/article/70380> to suspend
    its cash assistance program for the homeless families.

Anadolu news agency reported, according to WAFA, that angry Palestinians 
demonstrated opposite to the UNRWA headquarters, which houses other UN 
agencies’ offices, burning tires, and proceeding to storm the 
headquarter, throwing stones at the compound’s gate and smashing its 
windows.

Organized by the National Commission for Breaking the Blockade and 
Reconstruction, the protest saw hundreds of homeless Palestinians 
condemning UNRWA’s announcement that it could not afford to fund 
repairing tens of thousands of houses demolished or destroyed during the 
latest deadly Israeli onslaught on the strip.

“The international community and Arab states who pledged to fund Gaza 
reconstruction are fully responsible for any consequences that could 
happen as a result of the UN agency’s decision,” said Spokesperson for 
the Commission Adham Abu Salmia.

Abu Salmia called on the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 
Palestinian Authority to take an immediate action to save Gaza from this 
catastrophic situation.

Israel waged its latest onslaught on the Gaza Strip throughout the 
summer of 2014. During the time, over 2,200 Palestinians were killed, 
mostly unarmed civilians, while another 11,000 were injured, according 
to the Ministry of Health.

Arab and world countries pledged to offer $5.4 billion; half of it to 
reconstruct the Gaza Strip 
<http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=reconstruction&button=Search+%3E%3E>and 
the other to meet the needs of Palestinians and the Palestinian 
Authority’s budget.
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