Israeli occupation forces injure many unarmed Palestinian protestors

  • Israeli occupation forces injure many unarmed Palestinian protestors

Israeli occupation forces injure many unarmed Palestinian protestors

The meeting was addressed by the UNRWA chief Pierre Krahenbuhl, who described the United States funding cut as "the most severe crisis" in the agency's history and appealed to Arab nations to help make up the shortfall.

Arab foreign ministers adopted on Thursday a draft resolution submitted by the State of Palestine, which includes 19 items to confront the U.S. position on Jerusalem, including the establishment of a multilateral worldwide mechanism under the umbrella of the United Nations to sponsor the peace process.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on February 20 during the body's monthly meeting on the Middle East amid tensions Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Clashes broke out following Friday's prayers upon the call of the Palestinian national and Islamic powers to make Friday a "day of rage" against U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi, Thursday, said that the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a political move that does not establish a right nor change the legal status of the holy city.

The Arab FMs also called for an global conference to re-launch a credible and time-bound peace process based on worldwide legitimacy resolutions, the principle of land for peace and the two-state solution on the territories occupied by Israel in June 1967. He also singled out the position of the European Union.

The United States, by far the largest contributor to United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), announced on January 16 that Washington would withhold $65 million of $125 million it had planned for the agency this year.

Dozens of Palestinians were injured in Friday clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to a Palestinian NGO. In December, the 193-member General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.