Christopher Gunnes, UNRWA Spokesperson (Rami Khoury/Albawaba)
January 21, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
In an abrupt but not surprising move, the U.S. cut funding for UNRWA to $60 million, Al Bawaba talked to UNRWA's spokesperson about its impact on refugees who depend on this money for survival.
Qatar's Almoez Ali (right) and Hisham Ali celebrate during their team's quarter-final match against Palestine in the Asian U23 Championship in Changzhou, China, Friday. Almoez scored two goals and Hisham added a third as Qatar defeated Palestine 3-2 in a thrilling game to qualify for the semi-finals. (Photo: Gulf Times)
January 19, 2018 - 21:23 GMT
Almoez Ali continued his rich vein of form at the AFC U23 Championship 2018 as his brace and Hisham Ali’s second half strike helped Qatar survive a late Palestine revival to seal a place in the semi-finals courtesy of an eventful 3-2 win.
A picture taken on January 10, 2018, shows the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, following renovation work carried out by the Waqf, a Jordanian-backed body that oversees Muslim religious sites in Jerusalem.
January 19, 2018 - 15:01 GMT
Some 20,000 Palestinian Muslims prayed at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday despite inclement weather that caused several road accidents in the Palestinian territories, according to Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for Jerusalem’s Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Authority.
Palestine national football team
January 18, 2018 - 16:06 GMT
Palestine moved up five places in the FIFA World Ranking list published on Thursday to occupy the 75th place.
A Palestinian boy cycles past a United Nations' run health center in the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank, on Jan. 17, 2018 (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
January 18, 2018 - 13:18 GMT
The country will allocate the aid in three years, according to a statement issued by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
Israeli border guards clash with Palestinians protestors on Jan. 12, 2018 north of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
January 18, 2018 - 12:16 GMT
The number of Palestinians languishing in Israeli custody currently stands at some 6,500, according to Palestinian figures.
Palestinians run for covers from smoke-grenades during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners on Jan. 13, 2018, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
January 18, 2018 - 08:52 GMT
The Palestinian Health Ministry announced the martyrdom of Ahmed Nasr Jarrar, 22, who was shot by Israeli forces after they entered his family home in Jenin.
“We’re not really looking at that. That’s no.” (AFP/File)
January 18, 2018 - 05:57 GMT
“By the end of the year? We’re talking about different scenarios - I mean obviously that would be on a temporary basis. We’re not really looking at that. That’s no.”
Sixteen-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (2-R), a well-known campaigner against Israel's occupation, standing for a hearing in the Israeli military court at Ofer military prison in the West Bank village of Betunia on Jan. 15, 2018 (THOMAS COEX / AFP)
January 17, 2018 - 18:01 GMT
Israeli forces first detained al-Tamimi on Dec. 19 during an overnight raid carried out in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh for allegedly attacking Israeli soldiers.
A Palestinian man holds a lock placed symbolically in protest around the main gate of the UNRWA office in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Jan. 17, 2018, after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions (HAZEM BADER / AFP)
January 17, 2018 - 16:00 GMT
The U.S. State Department reportedly notified UNRWA Tuesday that it is withholding $65 million of a planned $125 million funding installment to the body.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba/SPA)
January 17, 2018 - 15:32 GMT
As a geopolitical game plays out in the Middle East, Palestinian people face more suffering and deprivation
Palestinians run for covers from smoke-grenades during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners on Jan. 13, 2018 (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
January 17, 2018 - 14:30 GMT
Israeli raids into Palestinian towns and villages are a near-daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Arab Israeli men stand next to graffiti reading in Hebrew
January 17, 2018 - 12:29 GMT
Better known as "price tag" attacks, extremist Israeli settlers use violent acts of retribution on Palestinians and their property to demonstrate their opposition to Israeli restrictions on settlements and their outposts in the occupied West Bank.
Nikki Haley on a separate trip to meet Syrian refugees at Jordan's Zaatari camp last May (AFP)
January 17, 2018 - 11:48 GMT
As the U.S. cuts planned funding for UNRWA, its ambassador to the U.N. has come under fire for backing the move after tweeting about refugee girls’ “hopes and dreams” only months ago.
“My solid assessment that the U.S. will likely move the embassy much sooner than everybody think, within a year from now
January 17, 2018 - 09:34 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday the United States will relocate its embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem in a year, according to Israeli media.
A Palestinian youth carries food donations outside the United Nations food distribution center in Gaza City on Jan. 15, 2018 (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
January 17, 2018 - 07:45 GMT
The U.S. State Department claimed that the decision was not taken to pressure Palestinian leaders and served as a call on other countries to step forward and do more to help the Palestinian refugees.