Council on International Relations – Palestine condemned the fierce criticism Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Sigrid Kaag faces from figures that support the Israeli occupation.
The criticism came after the minister ” Kaag ” funded UNRWA with 13 million euros to help it after the US decision of reducing the Agency’s financial assistance.
The Council said in a statement issued on Sunday that this attack indicates the Israeli policy aimed at annihilating the Palestinian refugees issue by cutting off support for them and the institutions that support them.
The CIR thanked the Minister for her supportive attitude towards the Palestinians, her great step in rejecting the American decision against UNRWA and the insistence on providing financial assistance to UNRWA.
The Council called on all countries to stand by the Palestinian refugees and support them to avoid the annihilation of one of the issues that could threaten peace in the region and affect the rights of the Palestinian people guaranteed by international law.