Official Statements

Statement by Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Robert Turner On the unfolding situation in the Strip
10 July 2014
Again the people of Gaza are suffering. The focus of the cameras will be on the dramatic footage created by massive airstrikes and people fleeing air raid sirens. But at the end of the day - in a wholesale manner – civilians in Gaza will suffer. Already 76 Gazans have reportedly been killed, including 10 children and...
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Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the ICJ ruling on the West Bank Barrier
09 July 2014
Ten years ago on 9 July 2004, the International Court of Justice issued its ‘Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The Court found that the construction of the Wall, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated regime, to be...
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02 July 2014
UNRWA is increasingly disturbed by the rising levels of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Official Statements
Statement of the Commissioner-General at the Meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission
17 June 2014
From my first visits to Palestine, both West Bank and Gaza, to Syria, to Lebanon and to Jordan and from my discussions with refugees and UNRWA colleagues, a powerful sense has emerged of the sheer unsustainability of the situation of Palestine refugees
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Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl Calls for End to Blockade of Gaza
17 April 2014
The first official visit to the Gaza Strip by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has received high-profile coverage in local, regional and international media.
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