In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said 33 Palestinians were detained during raids on their homes in Issawiya neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
Among those speaking out are actors Hugh Grant, Gillian Anderson, Emma Thompson, James Fox and Tilda Swinton; writers Hanif Kureishi and Will Self and directors Ken Loach and Stephen Frears.
The Palestinian leadership is following the tumultuous Israeli political scene with a combination of delight and despair. More than half the enclave's two million residents depend on support from UNRWA and other humanitarian agencies.
CAMERA's Israel office today prompted improved Times of Israel wording regarding the number of living Palestinian refugees.
The Trump administration has already withheld $110 million in planned contributions precipitating what the agency has called "the worst financial crisis in UNRWA's history". "It would be absolutely inhumane to cut the aid".
On a visit to Israel last week, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump's promised relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would take place by the end of 2019. The Trump administration announced it would deliver only $60 million of a $125 million contribution because the Palestinians would not return to the negotiating table with Israel.
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Trump's December 6 move prompted deadly protests in the Palestinian territories and mass rallies in solidarity with the Palestinians across the Muslim world.
Israel's government regards Jerusalem as the eternal and indivisible capital of the country, although that is not recognized internationally.
In Blumenthal's view, the real reason why Trump threatened to suspend aid to the Palestinian Authority "is because he is being controlled by his son-in-law, the "American Crown Prince" Jared Kushner".
On Wednesday, the leaders of 21 worldwide humanitarian agencies wrote to the Trump administration objecting in "the strongest terms" to the funding cuts to UNRWA.
The U.S. decision on Jerusalem sparked ongoing Palestinian protests, some of which turned deadly. It was addressed to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis; Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; and Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, national security adviser.