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UN Agency Suspends Aid to Palestinians, Cites Lack of Funds

The United Nations agency helping to rebuild war-ravaged Gaza has suspended an aid program to Palestinian civilians because of a nearly $600 million shortfall of funds. Robert Turner, director in Gaza of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, said Tuesday that "virtually none" of the $5.4 billion pledged at a Cairo conference in October was received. "This is distressing and unacceptable," said Turner. He also said it was unclear...

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