Israel Stealing Assistance for Palestinians, says UN

A United Nations’ official has publicly recognized that Israeli occupation authorities are stealing UN assistance heading to Palestinians in the occupied territories, a statement said.

Marking 50 years of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities Robert Piper said: “For humanitarians, this is the most long-standing protection crisis in the UN’s history.”

He continued: “It should be obvious, but it bears repeating, that occupation is ugly.  Living under foreign military rule for years on end, generates despair, suffocates initiative and leaves generations in a kind of political and economic limbo.”
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