In a recent series of blog posts by the self proclaimed ‘Elder of Zion’, it was made clear that UNRWA teachers in Gaza and other Palestinian cities in Israel are openly promoting terrorism and have expressed views in agreeance with the events of the Holocaust.
The blogger presented several examples of items posted on online group pages used as teachers’ forums which support terrorism. These types of posts can also be found on personal web pages of UNRWA teachers, principals and other school staff members who vehemently support Hamad, Jihad, the murder of Jews and Israelis. Many individuals have also posted pictures and videos online in support of Palestinian terrorists.
One such post, is intended to take a ‘humorous’ by depicting a medical prescription for the removal of all Zionists from Israel. The post reads; Name of patient: Ben Gurion: Age: 78 years old Male: – 1 M75 (Hamas rocket) twice a day, a rocket in the morning and a rocket in the evening at 6 O’clock, before eating, together with a warning siren (Translated by ‘Elder of Zion’).
Often, the posted pictures involve children posing as Hamas or Islamic Jihad terrorists. ‘Elder of Zion’ comments: “The teachers that UNRWA is hiring: people who undoubtedly teach Palestinian Arab children that the Holocaust was justified. And that these same children should continue on in the tradition of their heroes like Adolf Hitler.”
One principal of a school in Nablus posted this picture praising the death of Jews and Israeli soldiers.
Another principal from Gaza posted an image depicting a Jewish prisoner being locked in a cell by a Palestinian key.
According to the UNRWA website, the organization was established to improve
“Human development and humanitarian services, encompass primary and vocational education, primary health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp improvement, microfinance and emergency response, including in situations of armed conflict.” The website also states; “ We are committed to fostering the human development of Palestinian refugees by helping them to …. Enjoy human rights to the fullest possible extent.”
While the goals of the UNRWA sound admirable, the implementation of these goals leaves much to be desired. Teachers promoting hate is just the latest instance in a long run of anti-Israel, anti-Jewish and anti-western behavior which has flooded the UNRWA school system for a very long time.