Once again, Palestinian UNRWA workers protest

If this sounds like something you’ve heard before, it’s because you have.

Yesterday, Palestinians employed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) protested outside the organisation’s offices in Gaza City demanding that they receive decent pay — or any pay.

While Ma’an news agency reported on that protest, a different report in Middle East Online said that “The United Nations will stop paying wages to thousands of workers helping Palestinian refugees next month because of a growing cash crisis, a top UN official said Tuesday.”

The main sources of funding for the UNRWA are the United States and Europe, making it difficult to place the blame at Israel’s door — but no doubt some proponents of boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) targetting the Jewish state will find a way to blame the Zionists.