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    <h1 class="article-title">Palestinians Storm Gaza UN Headquarters
      over Suspension of Cash Assistance</h1>
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        <span class="article-detail"><img class="icon"
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            alt="author"> Wednesday January 28, 2015 18:30</span><span
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            src="cid:part2.08070008.08070903@freedomarchives.org"
            alt="author"> by IMEMC<br>
          <b><small><small><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.imemc.org/article/70403">http://www.imemc.org/article/70403</a></small></small></b><br>
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    <blockquote class="article-intro">Palestinians angry at their
      deterorating living conditions in the Gaza Strip stormed the <a
hrf="http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=united+nations&button=Search+%3E%3E"
        target="_blank">United Nations</a> headquarters to protest <a
        href="http://www.imemc.org/article/70380" target="_blank">UNRWA’s
        announcement</a> to suspend its cash assistance program for the
      homeless families.</blockquote>
    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.<br>
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    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.<br>
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    “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.<br>
    <br>
    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.<br>
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    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.<br>
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    Arab and world countries pledged to offer $5.4 billion; half of it
    to <a
href="http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=reconstruction&button=Search+%3E%3E"
      target="_blank">reconstruct the Gaza Strip</a>and the other to
    meet the needs of Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority’s
    budget.
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