Members of US Congress have launched an investigation into incitement to terrorism in the UN Relief and Works Agency schools.
David Bedein, director of the Jerusalem-based Center for Near East Policy Research, provided material to Congress about UNRWA, which in fact has a long history of terrorism that has been underreported. Bedein has been on its trail for some time. Two years ago, he revealed in a documentary video entitled “UNRWA Goes to War” that there was a close symbiotic relationship between UNRWA and the jihad terror group Hamas, which, of course, promotes virulent hatred against Jews and incites Muslims to violence.
Steven Rosen, former director of foreign policy issues for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, corroborated Bedein’s evidence when he referred to UNRWA as “one of the worst UN agencies, an organization that harbors terrorists, teaches militant conflict with Israel and anti-Semitism in its schools, and perpetuates the Palestinian refugee issue as a source of tension”.
Despite evidence against UNRWA’s link to terrorism, UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness unsurprisingly denies all claims. Yet the preponderance of evidence suggests that he is not being truthful.
Bedein’s organization has released yet another video recently, entitled “The UNRWA Road to Terror: Palestinian Classroom Incitement.” Here’s one UNRWA student’s testimonial, among others, that you’ll read in the article below, taken from the video: “They teach us in school that Jews are fickle, bad people. I am ready to stab a Jew, and drive [a car] over them.”
“‘US Congressmen to investigate UNRWA schools for inciting terrorism'”, by Ariel Ben Solomon, Jerusalem Post, June 20, 2016:
Members of the US 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.”
David Bedein, director of the Jerusalem- based Center for Near East Policy Research – which has provided material to Congress about UNRWA incitement – said, “Congress is going to begin an official investigation of UNRWA using some of our material to look at creating new standards for the organization.
While they cannot defund or get rid of UNRWA, which is ensconced in the UN,” they can advocate changes be made said Bedein, who also heads the center’s affiliated Israel Resource News Agency established in 1987.
Bedein sees getting rid of the agency as unrealistic and so is pushing for reform, particularly with its education system which promotes “war with Israel.”
The Center for Near East Policy is continually investigating UNRWA to promote accountability and transparency for the organization that serves the purpose of “keeping the Palestinian refugees as such by keeping alive the promise of return.”
Bedein’s organization released a new video, “The UNRWA Road to Terror: Palestinian Classroom Incitement,” showing youth that purportedly attend UNRWA schools voicing support for terrorism against Jews.
One UNRWA student named Arafat, from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, says in the video, “They teach us in school that Jews are fickle, bad people. I am ready to stab a Jew, and drive [a car] over them.”
Another UNRWA student from Kalandia says, “Stabbing and running over Jews brings dignity to the Palestinians. I’m going to run them over and stab them with knives.”
Nur Taha, an UNRWA student in Kalandia, commented, “With Allah’s help, I will fight for ISIS, the Islamic State.”
UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness responded to the charges, telling the Post, “As with many of Bedein’s previous films, in this latest he takes non-UNRWA facilities and falsely claims they belong to UNRWA. He shows teachers claiming they are from UNRWA when in fact they are not, and he plays the same tricks with students, often misrepresenting what they say in slanted translations.”…