2013 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
UNRWA distributes aid in Gaza in 2013 (Credit: UNRWA / Shareef Sarhan)

The decision of the Trump Administration to halt all funding for UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for 5.4 million Palestinian refugees, and its attempts to redefine who qualifies as a “refugee” in this context, marks another egregious example of Washington’s disregard for international norms and humanitarian law in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.