March 23, 2023
UNRWA’S ROLE IN ESCALATING TERROR ATTACKS IN ISRAEL
“The Palestinian culture of violence is fed and nourished by UNRWA”
The latest shooting in Huwara was of ex-Marine, David Stern, as he drove his car, along with his wife and three children in the backseat. Despite being shot in the head he managed to kill the terrorist. Miraculously, he survived.
Several weeks ago, the Yaniv brothers Hallel, age 21, and Yagel, age 19, were not so lucky. They were shot and murdered by a terrorist as they sat in traffic in Huwara, on the only road that led back to their home, a road shared by Israelis and Palestinian Arabs. As usual, crowds assaulted the IDF soldiers who surrounded the house where the terrorists were hiding, throwing explosive devices and shooting at them. The town’s people celebrated the murders, cheering and passing out sweets.
Huwara is one of the most dangerous towns in Judea and Samaria. Almost every building along its main street has served as a hideout for terrorists. Israelis must run a gauntlet of boulder sized rocks, Molotov cocktails, and gunfire. Every day the Jews who live nearby drive through this town. There is no bypass road or way around. Every day at least 20 Jewish cars get stoned while driving through Huwara. They can’t stop for help because there is a mob just waiting to finish the job.
Huwara did not happen by chance. It, and hundreds of other Palestinian towns and cities, are by products of the widely attended UNRWA school system that “glorifies terrorism, encourages martyrdom, demonizes Israel and calls for the murder of its Jews”, according to a new report by 21 NGOs. The hatred is systemic. The Palestinian culture of violence is fed and nourished by UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency) schools.
Henry Koppel, author of War on Hate: How to Stop Genocide, Fight Terrorism and Defend Freedom writes: “The spike in terrorism (in Israel) happens in part because of over 6 billion dollars in US, Canada, and EU aid, given to the PA and UNRWA since 2008”.
UN Watch and The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education, in a recent report, noted that UNRWA’s teaching materials “glorify terrorism, encourage martyrdom, demonize Israel and incite Antisemitism.”
In a social studies lesson, ninth graders celebrated a Palestinian firebombing attack on an Israeli bus as a “barbeque party.” The curriculum instilled armed struggle against Israel as a “divine right”.
The report also identified 133 teachers and staff who aside from indoctrinating students, promoted hatred and violence against Israelis on social media. Head of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, called the “exploitation of children as child soldiers” a form of “child abuse and a violation of international law”.
In 2022, there were more than 5,000 attacks against Israeli Jews, including car rammings, shootings, stabbings, rock throwing, and the bombing of innocent men, women, and children. In the past month alone, Palestinian terrorists murdered 15 Israelis.
The past six months have seen a dramatic surge in terror attacks, especially in Judea and Samaria.
There is no peace movement among the Palestinians; no leadership existing or emerging, willing to negotiate any compromise. There is no desire to give up terrorism. A new Palestinian poll rated 71 percent of the population supported terrorism; only 21 percent were against.
UNRWA’s influence in the Middle East is gigantic. It has a budget of 1.6 billion dollars, a staff of 29,000 and operates in six countries. It oversees 59 refugee camps, increased from roughly 600,000 legitimate refugees, (of whom the US State Department considers under 30,000 to be real refugees), to a staggering 6.7 million. UNRWA and the PA have no intention to resettle them. Kept in abominable living conditions, they are used as festering sores – weaponized in the war against Israel. UNRWA is accountable to none of its donors. It acts with impunity and has declared it has no intention of changing it’s policy.
The US congress met last week to seriously consider legislation to cut funding to UNRWA.
Our current Canadian government has increased its funding to UNRWA to over 27 million in 2022 and it is expected that even more will be donated in 2023. As per usual, there were no prior conditions – no demands of changes aligned with Canadian values and morality.
In a report from the Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research, founder and Director David Bedein states: “The Canadian government must be held to account: it is doublespeak to condemn Antisemitism while funding the very purveyors of the worst Antisemitism in the world.”
Canada is contributing to the mis-education and abuse of Arab children and the slaughter of Jews! Canada must suspend funding UNRWA until the agency makes the changes that create an educational system and social environment that promotes mutual respect rather than hate, statesmanship rather than terrorism, and peace rather than war.
Doris Strub Epstein, Editor
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