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BLiNK: The indignity of aid dependency in Palestine, with UNRWA's Chris Gunness

UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness on what’s behind the spike in West Bank violence and why, one year one, Gaza is still yet to be rebuilt
Filmed and directed by William Pine and Charles B. Anthony

This week's guest is Chris Gunness, spokesperson and director of communications for UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which is responsible for providing support and assistance to five million registered Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

What does Chris think of the current spike in violence? Why has Gaza still not been rebuilt? In his opinion, has the situation gotten better or worse in the last ten years and if the Israel and Palestine conflict was a song, what song would that be? Click and watch to find out:

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