The overwhelming vote, at the United Nations General Assemblyâs Fourth Committee, in favor of renewing the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) dominated the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies, on Saturday.
This issue was given special attention in light of American and Israeli efforts to do away with the UNRWA as part of a plan to undermine Palestinian refugee rights in the homeland they were expelled from, 70 years ago, when Israel was created on their land and in their homes.
The US and Israel where the only two states voting against the renewal of the mandate, while 170 countries voted in favor, Days of Palestine reports.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)