UNRWA chief says ‘another war’ rages in occupied West Bank

JERUSALEM: Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), has said an 'unnoticed' war is being fought in occupied West Bank where Israeli occupation forces are launching regular attacks to destroy houses, bulldoze roads, and dismantle 'basic infrastructure' such as water and electricity. UN staff, he said, recounted how the Nur Shams refugee camp in the north of the occupied West Bank was 'once a bustling area with markets and life' but has now been hit by the 'destruction' of Israeli forces. He added that Palestinians are sinking into poverty, separation and isolation as their movements are being restricted by Israeli occupation forces. Any further escalation in the violence and expansion of illegal Israeli settlements, he continued, will push a 'peaceful resolution to this decades-long conflict' further away. Source: Palestine news & Information Agency - WAFA