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State Department Report On UNRWA

(ca. 2014)

In 2012, the U.S. Congress asked the State Department to conduct a study to determine the exact number of Palestinian refugees. The report was classified, however, and never made public. Before leaving office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted: “UNRWA is not a refugee agency; it’s estimated <200,000 Arabs displaced in 1948 are still alive and most others are not refugees by any rational criteria” (@SecPompeo, January 14, 2021). Presumably, that estimate was contained in the report. This is a redacted report on UNRWA that does not include the estimate.