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The United Nations, predictably, has condemned Israel for defending itself, suggesting that Israel may have committed war crimes in fighting to protect its citizens from rockets and terror tunnels as Hamas hides and fights among Palestinian civilians. In fact it is the UN itself that is likely to have committed war crimes in this conflict, and it should be subject to criminal inquiry. Specifically, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) should be investigated for the crime of hiding weapons in its Gaza schools—offensive weapons, at that, which have no purpose other than killing Israel civilians. Three schools have “discovered” rockets so far, and though UNRWA denies it, Israel suspects UNRWA has given the rockets back to Hamas—the “local authorities.” “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action,” as Ian Fleming put it in the James Bond novel Goldfinger. It is highly unlikely that personnel at UNRWA were unaware that Hamas was storing rockets at their schools, especially given the long history of association between UNRWA and Palestinian radicals. Some may have helped enthusiastically. A year ago, Breitbart News broke the story of how UNRWA summer camps were being used to indoctrinate Palestnian children to hate Jews and join the jihad against Israel. Instructors taught children to blame “the Jews” for Palestinian troubles, and to believe that “only guns will give us motivation to return to our lands.” Video provided troubling evidence of UNRWA’s complicity. UNRWA is the UN refugee agency created specially for Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war—a war the Palestinians started, together with other Arab states, in an attempt to crush the fledgling State of Israel (rather than declaring a Palestinian state). The definition of “refugee” used by UNRWA is much broader than usual, maximizing the number of Palestinians who qualify. At the very least, the UN ought to investigate how Hamas rockets found their way into UN institutions, how many facilities were compromised, and who is responsible. That inquiry ought not depend on a parallel inquiry into Israeli or even Palestinian conduct. The UN has a unique status and bears a special, singular responsibility. Funds should be withheld until it complies.
An alarming new video reveals the extent to which Palestinian children are being indoctrinated to wage jihad against Israel and to hate Jews at United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) summer programs. "We penetrate into the mind of campers the culture of the Nakba [catastrophe]," one instructor says proudly, "so the children will know where they originally came from." The "Nakba" refers to Israel's independence in May 1948. The video, featuring footage of summer camp classrooms and interviews with instructors, and filmed by local Palestinian cameramen, was produced by the Nahum Bedein Center for Near East Policy and Research. The message is effective. "Concerning me and my age group," one girl says, "our education will guide us. But for those who are older than me, only guns will give us motivation to return to our lands." Another child chants: "When we die as martyrs we go up to heaven...There is no childhood without Palestine." In one class, an instructor urges the children to blame "the Jews" for the loss of an idealized Palestinian past of villas and on beaches: "Isn't it true that the Jews are the wolf? What did the Jews do to us? They expelled us into exile from out lands! They shot at us and they killed our parents. They expelled us, they arrested us... "Who expelled us?" she asks. "The Jews," they answer. UNRWA is the special UN agency for "refugees" of the 1948 war between Israel and its neighbors--a war started by Palestinians and by Arab states, resulting in the departure of some 700,000 Palestinians, often at the urging of Arab leaders. A minority of those claiming "refugee" status today were alive in 1948. Most Arab states have refused to absorb them. Israel, in contrast, fully absorbed a similar number of Jewish refugees from Arab states in the years that followed. The association between UNRWA and terrorist ideologies is not new. Israel has long complained that UNRWA provides space and resources to Hamas activists within the refugee camps. In 2007, Asaf Romirowsky noted the role of radical ideology in UNRWA education programs: Since many UNRWA teachers are alumni of the UNRWA school system, they often perpetuate the vitriolic curriculum they were taught, vilifying Israel and the West. For example, Suheil al-Hindi, an UNRWA teachers' representative, openly applauded suicide bombings at a school in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza in 2003. Instead of a condemnation, al-Hindi received a promotion and was subsequently elected to UNRWA's clerks union. The bulk of UNRWA funding comes from the U.S. and the European Union; the U.S. is the single largest donor, giving $239 million in 2011. Islamic states provide a very small proportion of UNRWA's funding. In 2009, the Conservative government of Stephen Harper in Canada began cutting funding to UNRWA, providing funds only for UNRWA's emergency programs, much to the consternation of pro-Palestinian activists.
originally posted by: buster2010
Is he joking? When Israel bombs schools, hospitals, refugee shelters then they are committing war crimes. It's no surprise that Breitbart is putting out an article like this seeing how much they kiss Israel's butt.