Center for Near East Policy Research

UNRWA will not let Baskin Build Gaza

Gershon Baskin, writing in the Jerusalem Post, has issued a call to build Gaza.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Encountering-Peace-Dont-destroy-Gaza-build-it-361307

However, UNRWA will not let Baskin build Gaza.

70% of the Arabs who live in Gaza live in UNRWA facilities. UNRWA defines them as refugees, 66 years after the 1948 war.

UNRWA educates its clients NOT to build permanent homes in Gaza, and NOT to view their future in Gaza.

Instead, UNRWA educates its clients to prepare to return to villages that they left in 1948, now located in the Western Negev, Ashkelon, Ashdod, BeerSheva, and Jaffa.

Baskin needs to learn recent history.

UNRWA has actively interfered with every effort to help “build Gaza”, for 65 years.