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Was UNRWA subject to examination or investigation regarding the adequacy of its audits before the terrorist attacks?

Depending exactly how you define "scrutiny", yes. For example in 2009 the (pro-Israel, according to Wikipedia) Washington Institute for Near East Policy had a lengthy piece on UNRWA which ...
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Did NATO ever agree to send forces to secure a Palestinian state?

I think you misread that statement. Like Abbas is hardly in a position to outright tell the IDF to retreat, nor can he command NATO to intervene on his behalf, especially when the U.S. have a dominant ...
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Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

The intention of Hamas isn't to kill off the Palestinians collectively, but to spend individual lives to liberate the collective. That's not genocide, that's ordinary war. The Gazan population has ...
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Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

If intentional and consistent using of humans and hospitals as human shields, children soldiers firing rockets as well as other ways of intentionally seeking to maximize the casualties with the goal ...
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Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

It's not the first time Israeli politicians have said something like this, but I'm not aware of any court cases of "self-genocide" initiated somewhere. In another context, the term has been ...
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How commonplace was treatment of Gazans in Israeli hospitals prior to October 7?

According to an official report of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) on the years 2016-2020: Palestinians from Gaza can submit a request to enter Israel in order to receive medical treatment, if they ...
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Why does the U.S. seek to establish a demilitarized Palestinian state?

Leaving aside the (generally excellent) existing answer, from a purely military professional point of view, "having air defense system" isn't a solution. It's a part of a part of a solution ...
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Why does the U.S. seek to establish a demilitarized Palestinian state?

This is likely due to political posturing and the US government caving in to lobbying groups. If it was genuinely because the US leadership feared that a militarized Palestine would use the weapons to ...
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Why does the U.S. seek to establish a demilitarized Palestinian state?

if Hamas and other such factions only seek the establishment of an independent state with recognized sovereignty That's the thing: is that all they seek? Hamas' 1988 charter explicitly called for the ...
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Does a two-state solution automatically result in recognition of the Palestinian state?

NO Your guess is correct. Although I don't believe Taiwan is a member of the UN, but that's a separate issue. Generally recognition, as an act, is subject to bilateral agreements between states. The ...
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Implications of Israel taking corpses and damaging cemeteries

Is this relevant for the genocide accusations, depending on how Israel does it? Yes, it is relevant - all violations of the Geneva Convention by Israel, against Palestinians, can be used as evidence ...
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Were the UNRWA cuts accompanied with some other form of financial commitment to other aid organizations or other policies to help Gazans?

Somewhat, in the case of Germany, at least Germany, in agreement with other donor countries, will temporarily not approve any further funding for UNRWA in Gaza until the matter is resolved – there ...
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Implications of Israel taking corpses and damaging cemeteries

It's pretty debatable and doesn't come up that often in wars, but according to one interpretation: The [ICRC] commentary on Article 17 First Geneva Convention clarifies that respect for graves ...
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Implications of Israel taking corpses and damaging cemeteries

Acccording to the New York Times: The laws of armed conflict consider the intentional destruction of religious sites without military necessity a possible war crime. This is confirmed by various ...
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Why is support for UNRWA being removed while Israel continues to be provided military aid after the ICJ ruling?

There are other accusations which allege a deeper UNWRA-Hamas beyond just those 12 employees. According to Wikipedia: According to Israel, these twelve employees are just the "tip of the iceberg&...
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Implications of Israel taking corpses and damaging cemeteries

Disturbing a cemetery is not a war crime or treaty violation, in and of itself. There are international human rights treaties applicable to armed conflict that address the destruction of tangible ...
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Why is support for UNRWA being removed while Israel continues to be provided military aid after the ICJ ruling?

Why is support for UNRWA being removed while Israel continues to be provided military aid after the ICJ ruling, and killing unarmed civilians? Because Western countries say Israel is not doing any ...
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Does a two-state solution automatically result in recognition of the Palestinian state?

Not really. The largest reason a new Palestinian state would not be recognized is that recognition would have to be tied to two things A recognition of Israel as a legitimate state by Palestine ...
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Does a two-state solution automatically result in recognition of the Palestinian state?

Israel is the reason why Palestine isn't universally recognized De facto states or quasi states that are not universally recognized are in this position because one of their neighbour has a strong ...
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Are these survey results about the approval ratings of the October 7 attacks by Hamas reliable?

Is the PCPSR December 13 poll methodologically reliable? This poll has been much talked about and the full report can be found at PCPSR page. The poll seems to have been carried out using appropriate ...
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How is the October 7th attack classified as terrorism based on casualty statistics, and how does it compare to similar events?

Numbers are not what determine terrorism. @tim has already answered about the intent or target of the attack as more important. In addition, note that Israel counts even off-duty military personnel as ...
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Why does the US insist on a two-state solution despite both parties being uninterested?

Simply put: Nobody has a better idea The extremes in this conflict both require an entire population to disappear and give up the land they currently live on. Any solution that allows both sides to ...
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