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July 18, 2018 12:16 pm

If UNRWA Is Losing Students, Do We Really Need UNRWA?

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Palestinian students raise their hands in a school run by UNRWA. Photo: UN / Shareef Sarhan.

UNRWA workers in the West Bank protested announced job cuts by UNRWA on Tuesday; 956 employees in Gaza and 194 employees in the West Bank were supposed to be trimmed from the rolls.

The spokesman for the Arab Workers’ Union in UNRWA, Mohammed Shalabi, told Wafa that UNRWA was delaying the opening of the new school year, causing parents to register their kids in other schools.

He said that the number of students in UNRWA schools declined by 5,000 students during the past five years.

Which brings up a basic question: If the parents have other options besides UNRWA schools, then why does the world need to finance UNRWA schools in the Palestinian territories?

Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down you already knew that.

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