Gaza (UNA-OIC) � Workers of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza carried out a full-scale strike on Monday in all UNRWA's facilities, to protest US President Donald Trump's decision to cut aid to the Agency.
Tens of thousands of students stayed home from school Monday as part of the strike while teachers gathered in school buildings to prepare for a demonstration outside the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza.
Secretary of the Federation of UNRWA Employees Yousef Hamdouna confirmed that his group has decided to take the first steps of protesting the US decision to cut funds to the Palestine refugee agency, in a march in which all of the Agency's staff will participate to preserve the rights of Palestinian refugees in education, health and food as well as preserving the rights of UNRWA employees.
In mid-January, the US State Department announced it was withholding $65 million out of a $125 million aid commitment for UNRWA.
Source: International Islamic News Agency