Same Old Jew, the Israeli Water Engineer, still learning and blogging.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Solving the Palestinian Refugee issue
There are probably more than ten million Palestinian refugees, in Israel proper and in the world. This population was created when in the middle of the 1947 war, a few thousands left "temporarily" their villages. The UN established a special organization UNRWA, to solve the problem, but instead it increased it to the current untreatable proportions. Most of the refugees have died long ago but their descendants have multiplied mightily and the UNRWA has grown to monstrous size - it costs about 500 million dollars per year, mostly to the American taxpayer.
Kushner is trying quietly solve the issue. According to Palestinian officials, he pressed to strip more than 2 million registered Palestinians of their refugee status so that UNRWA would no longer need to operate there. At last something is being done!