| Hugh Fitzgerald: How the Washington Post Covered the End to American Funding for UNRWA
| Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Jihad Watch : Here’s how:
The United States will no longer contribute to the United
Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, the State Department
announced Friday [August 31], amid widespread Palestinian outrage charging that the decision violates international law and will aggravate an already dire humanitarian situation, particularly in Gaza.
The Washington Post should explain to readers, if it can, what
“international law” the “Palestinians” claim has been violated. I do not
think there is any. Contributions to UNRWA are voluntary. In any case,
the invocation, without more, of a vague and unexplained “international
law” should be noted by the reporters.
The statement called the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, an “irredeemably flawed operation” and criticized other countries for not sharing the burden of supporting the Palestinians.
Nowhere in this report is there any information about other donors to
UNRWA. One would like to know, for example, how much the Gulf Arab
states, with their hundreds of billions received annually from an
accident of geology, have contributed to UNRWA. But nothing is said in
the Post article about what Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Kuwait, and
Qatar have given to UNRWA over the years.
Would it not be relevant to
point out that of the top fourteen contributors to UNRWA, all but one —
Saudi Arabia — are non-Muslim Western countries? If, as the “Palestinians” claim, “international law” requires the funding of UNRWA,
why are the Muslim Arab states not contributing? Why has UNRWA been
almost entirely funded by non-Muslims?
Read it all here......................
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 3:59 PM