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Trump has also attempted to remove 5 million Palestinian refugees from consideration if and when peace talks are convened. His administration has paid only $65 million of the usual US contribution of $365 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides for refugees living in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Trump and his team seek to remove descendants of the 750,000 Palestinians driven from their homes and villages during Israel’s war of establishment. This would leave only the dying generation, estimated at 40,000, and, ultimately, lead to UNRWA’s demise.
The majority of the refugees would no longer be regarded as refugees and would be absorbed by host countries, which would receive funding, perhaps even the currently missing $300 million, to provide jobs, homes, schools and infrastructure to sustain the resettled Palestinians.
Once this happens, the Trumps expect that Palestinians’ attachment to Palestine, their homeland, will fade in time. Palestinians would cease to exist. Those living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem would live under apartheid, 1948 Palestinians with Israeli citizenship would continue to be regarded as “Israeli Arabs” and remain second-class citizens, and others would join their exiled brethren. The word “Palestine” would, in the pipedreams of the Trump gang, cease to exist. Genocide by occupation and dispersion would become the fate of the Palestinian people.