UNRWA is a big part of the problem, and receives massive U.S. funding.
We recently showed a video about how Palestinian incitement to violence is generated both top-down from the Palestinian Authority, and bottom-up through social media, VIDEO: No truly “Lone Wolves” in the Palestinian Knife Intifada
A newly released video expands on the problem of incitement.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is notorious for helping to perpetuate the Middle East conflict, among other ways, by perpetuating the “refugee” status of Arab refugees created during the civil war and Arab invasion at the end of the British Mandate for Palestine. These refugees are unique in that other Arab countries refuse to integrate them or allow citizenship, while UNRWA uniquely counts even subsequent generations as “refugees.”
But UNRWA does much worse. It helps incite violence against and hatred of Jews through bigoted education. A recent film and study released (h/t Elder of Ziyon) demonstrates the problem, Filmmaker Calls for UNRWA ‘Self-Introspection’ Over Palestinian Classroom Incitement:
A newly released 10-minute online video produced by the Jerusalem-based Center for Near East Policy Research says that many of the Palestinians who have murdered Israelis during the so-called “stabbing intifada,” which began in September 2015, were educated in schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
Titled “The UNRWA road to terror: Palestinian classroom incitement,” the video claims that the current wave of violence was not spontaneous, but rather has roots deriving “from an educational curriculum taught to Palestinians beginning in first grade.” ….
Much of this is funded by U.S. contributions to UNWRA
Documentary filmmaker David Bedein, director of the Center of Near East Policy Research, says that the UN member states who are the funders of UNRWA schools should be held accountable for the agency’s hate education. Bedein says that at the top of that list of funders is the United States — UNRWA’s largest donor, providing $400 million of the organization’s annual $1.2 billion budget…..
Asked why the Israeli Ministry of Education doesn’t get involved in stopping UNWRA’s incitement, Bedein says the ministry’s hands are tied and that it can’t interfere with UNRWA schools. He says that Israel’s Defense Ministry and Foreign Ministry, however, “could have a say in it but choose not to.”
Here is the video:
This is generating some Congressional inquiry, though it remains to be see if any action is taken. The Jerusalem Post reports:
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are investigating incitement to terrorism in the UN Relief and Works Agency schools, Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.
“Congress has been asking questions about UNRWA for years, and it is important that we continue to do so until we are sure that the curriculum used and the teaching the children receive does not poison their minds,” Lamborn said.
“Textbooks and other materials that delegitimize Israel, denigrate the Jewish people, promote the ‘right of return’ through violent struggle, and glorify martyrdom must be banned.”
Your tax dollars at work.
This incitement of children is why so many children, some as young as 12 and 13, have been involved in stabbing and stoning attacks.
So next time you hear anti-Israel groups complain about “children” being arrested, keep this in mind.
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