The Center for Near East Policy Research’s new documentary, “The UNRWA Road to Terror: Palestinian Classroom Incitement,” exposes how the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) teaches children to hate and kill Jews and want to commit terrorism.
In the video a 13-year-old student chants: “With Allah’s help I will fight for ISIS, the Islamic State. Right now I am prepared to be a suicide bomber.”
After the Obama administration issued falsified reports that the Palestinian Authority (PA) school system has been reformed, the Center hired experts to translate PA school books and curriculum used in UNRWA schools, and engaged a team of senior journalists to produce a short film about UNRWA facilities in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
This culture of inciting violence is also institutionalized in the UNRWA’s summer camps, which reach a larger number of children than its schools.
Human rights activist Bassam Eid told Fox News that, “Advocacy of violence remains rampant, dictated by teachers who run the U.S.-funded UNRWA schools.”
Some lawmakers have advocated defunding the agency. Congressman Doug Lamborn argues for reforming UN schools. He said:
“It is a crime against humanity, an outrage, and does not in any way prepare the Palestinian population or future generations of Palestinians for peace with Israelis. It is unacceptable that the international community, including the United States, is funding UNRWA without demanding change.”
According to the State Department, the U.S. funded UNRWA to the amount of $390 million in 2015.
Not surprisingly, Hamas candidates are on the UNRWA union board. Former UNRWA chief, Peter Hansen, admitted in a press conference that “there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll and I don’t see that as a crime.”
Legislative bodies that fund UNRWA include the U.S. Congress, Canadian Parliament, Swedish Parliament, Danish Parliament, and Australian Parliament.