The UN created UNRWA in 1949 to solve the Palestinian refugee crisis. It was supposed to be a short-term task taking a year or so. But 70 years later, UNRWA is still going. And instead of solving the crisis, it has transformed 700,000 refugees into more than five million.
But that’s not all.
UNRWA (the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) has also perpetuated the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It has schooled generations of Palestinians in hatred toward Jews and the non-negotiable right of Palestinian return.
And American taxpayers like you have been footing the bill—some $7 billion since 1949.
It’s time to rein in this renegade UN agency. That’s why your signature on the petition below to pass the UNRWA Reform and Refugee Support Act is so vital.
This much-needed legislation limits American aid to UNRWA to only those Palestinians who were “personally displaced as a result of the Arab-Israeli Conflict of 1948.” That means Americans will pay for the support of 20,000 to 30,000 original Palestinian refugees—not more than five million refugee descendants.
Sign the petition now!
The Petition States:
The UNRWA was originally created to provide short-term relief to some 700,000 Palestinians displaced in 1948 after five Arab states went to war against Israel. Today, 70 years later, the number of so-called "refugees" has ballooned to more than 5 million!
The reason? UNRWA inflates the count by defining refugee descendants as refugees, too. The number of actual Palestinians refugees-people who left Israel in 1948-is now estimated to be just 30,000. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren account for the rest.
It's time to stop the extortion. Passing the UNRWA Reform and Refugee Support Act (H.R. 6451) is an important first step to stop funding the bogus refugees and help Palestinians who are truly in need.