09 April 2014

The role of UNRWA in preparing their students for war

From the Center for Near East Policy Research Ltd, 4 Apr 2014, by By David Bedein, Director:


Following our center’s March 13 presentation at the British Parliament concerning UNRWA education, Sir Peter Luff, MP for Mid Worcestershire, asked for evidence that would support our center's finding that UNRWA is preparing its students for war.
In response to MP Luff’s request, The Center for Near East Policy Research asked Dr. Arnon Groiss, who holds a PHD in Islamic Studies from Princeton University and who has worked with the Arabic Language Service of the Voice of Israel Radio for the past 40 years, to consolidate documentation about how the "The Armed Struggle, Jihad and Martyrdom are taught in schools operated by UNRWA in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza"
This report is particularly important because the US this week allocated $2.5 million for UNRWA schools in Jerusalem, with no constraints.

Read full report in PDF, click here.

From the Report's Conclusion:

...From the above-given quotations taken from PA schoolbooks in current use by UNRWA, one could easily have a solid idea about the war education hundreds of thousands Palestinian schoolchildren get, apart from other alarming aspects of anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish 
indoctrination that is detrimental to any chance of peace in the Middle East. That kind of "education" should cease immediately and it is the responsibility of UNRWA's democratic donor states to guarantee that. 

UNRWA: Encouraging Children to Engage in Acts of War 
The Armed Struggle, Jihad and Martyrdom in Schoolbooks Taught in UNRWA Schools in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza
By David Bedein, Director, Center for Near East Policy Research Ltd. 

Read full report in PDF, click here.