Protesters Blockade UNRWA Headquarters in Gaza

The UNRWA headquarters in the Gaza Strip was blockaded by protesters for two hours on Wednesday.

A number of Palestinians were protesting against what they described as UNRWA "minimizing its services."

“The UNRWA building was closed for two hours, during which time UNRWA vehicles were barred from moving," an official in charge of the popular committee of refugees, Mueen Madares, told Ma’an.

“Today we began a warning strike and we allowed the cars to move after two hours after the beginning of the strike.

"But tomorrow an escalating strike will begin and will be comprehensive to all of the main entrances of the UNRWA building so that the UN body will submit to the demands of the refugees that were approved by the UN and international bodies when UNRWA was founded.”

UNRWA began operations in 1950, having been created a year earlier to provide for Palestinians who had been displaced, largely by Jewish militia forces, in the 1948 war.

(Ma’an News)

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