UN company lecturers urge terrorism and homicide of Jews, report claims

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A stunning report by a watchdog group on Thursday revealed {that a} UN company tasked with, amongst different issues, educating Palestinian college students in locations similar to Lebanon, the West Financial institution and Jordan, employs lecturers who promote terrorism and the homicide of Jews.

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UN Watch, a Geneva-based NGO, uncovered in its 49-page report that United Nations Aid and Works Company (UNRWA) laptop trainer Nihaya Awad, who works within the West Financial institutionsupported Hamas rocket assaults on Israeli civilians after final 12 months’s struggle. The U.S. and the European Union categorized Hamas—the Sunni jihadi group that controls the Gaza Strip—as a terrorist entity.

A new report accuses UNRWA - a UN agency that educates Palestinian students - of employing some teachers who promote terrorism against Jews. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)        

A brand new report accuses UNRWA – a UN company that educates Palestinian college students – of using some lecturers who promote terrorism towards Jews. (Picture by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)        

In a single web submit, Awad wrote: “Greetings to the people of Gaza, Blessed victory.” A second submit Awad wrote mentioned “In the name of Allah, one victory after the other, Palestine will be fully liberated.”

Awad “encouraged Palestinian terrorists’ exploitation of child soldiers, in a May 21, 2021 post on Facebook,” UN Watch reported.

Awad posted the entries two months after a UNRWA director, Gwyn Lewis, praised Awad in a certificates of appreciation for her “fantastic efforts” as a “best performer” in UNRWA schooling, in keeping with the report.

“We are proud that you are part of the UNRWA team,” Lewis wrote on March 23, 2021.

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Hillel Neuer, the manager director of UN Watch, mentioned, “UNRWA should therefore be considered complicit in its staff members’ misconduct. Around the world, educators who incite hate and violence are removed. Yet UNRWA, despite proclaiming ‘zero tolerance’ for incitement, systematically employs preachers of anti-Jewish hate and terrorism.”

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UN Watch documented 20 new examples within the report of UNRWA lecturers and staffers advocating terrorism and antisemitism in its college packages.

An instance from Lebanon, the place the U.S.-designated terrorist motion Hezbollah has nice management over the state, confirmed UNRWA Lebanon trainer Elham Mansour posting on Fb on Could 11, 2022: “By Allah, anyone who can kill and slaughter any Zionist and Israeli criminal, and doesn’t do so, doesn’t deserve to live. Kill them and pursue them everywhere, they are the greatest enemy….All Israel deserves is death.”

Neuer mentioned, “We call on the governments that fund UNRWA, as they gather at the United Nations to announce new pledges, to declare that they will stop enabling a system that teaches new generations of Palestinians to hate and murder Jews.”

“The U.S., EU, Germany, UK, Canada and other donor states cannot morally send more money to UNRWA until it shows a genuine commitment to basic norms of education in its schools,” he continued. “This means the agency must publicly condemn UNRWA employees who incite terrorism and antisemitism, remove them from their positions, and create an independent and impartial investigation of all of its staff.”

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The U.S. and different predominantly Western states that fund UNRWA met Thursday on the United Nations with Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres. They’re anticipated to vow further monies to fund UNRWA.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to the media at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on March 14.

United Nations Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres speaks to the media on the United Nations Headquarters in New York Metropolis on March 14.
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In response to a Day by day Publish Digital request for remark, William Deere, the appearing director of UNRWA’s workplace in Washington D.C., famous the report got here out on the identical day of the U.N. assembly on the company.

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Deere famous in his electronic mail assertion that, “a well-known politically motivated organization is once again attempting to undermine the vital humanitarian and human development work of the Agency. UNRWA is an agency fully committed to upholding UN principles and values and has a zero tolerance to hate speech and incitement to discrimination, hostility, or violence.”

He continued, “As we have stated many times before, UNRWA takes all such allegations seriously, and is looking at the newly made allegations, noting that they had not been shared with UNRWA prior to being made public.” 

Deere promised motion if wrongdoing was discovered to have occurred: “The Agency’s legal framework provides a process to investigate and act on potential cases of hate speech, incitement to discrimination, hostility, or violence, in line with the UN values and principles. Should misconduct be found, UNRWA will take disciplinary action and the Agency’s Advisory Commission of hosts and donors will be notified as to the results.”

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David Bedein, director of the Middle for Close to East Coverage Analysis and an professional on UNRWA’s curriculum, advised Day by day Publish Digital the Biden administration has made one optimistic transfer.

“The U.S. government issued an order to place all UNRWA funds in escrow because UNRWA won’t change its curriculum. The U.S. has not buckled under,” he mentioned.

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Bedein mentioned the “UN Watch release on UNRWA teachers’ incitement to murder Jews is factual, accurate and informative. The current UNRWA curriculum prepares its students for total war against the Jews,” he claimed.

FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, right, and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid attend a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, June 19, 2022. Bennett's office announced Monday, June 20, 2022, that his weakened coalition will be disbanded, and the country will head to new elections. Bennett and his main coalition partner, Yair Lapid, decided to present a vote to dissolve parliament in the coming days, Bennett's office said. Lapid is then to serve as caretaker prime minister. The election, expected in the fall, would be Israel's fifth in three years. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)

FILE – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, proper, and Overseas Minister Yair Lapid attend a cupboard assembly on the Prime Minister’s workplace in Jerusalem, June 19, 2022. Bennett’s workplace introduced Monday, June 20, 2022, that his weakened coalition can be disbanded, and the nation will head to new elections. Bennett and his fundamental coalition accomplice, Yair Lapid, determined to current a vote to dissolve parliament within the coming days, Bennett’s workplace mentioned. Lapid is then to function caretaker prime minister. The election, anticipated within the fall, could be Israel’s fifth in three years. (Abir Sultan/Pool Picture by way of AP, File)
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A State Division spokesperson advised Day by day Publish Digital in a press release that, “Violent, antisemitic, and other hate-filled sentiments have no place in UNRWA classrooms. Both the United States and UNRWA have been unequivocal in condemning all forms of racism, incitement to violence, and antisemitism.”    
 
The spokesperson continued, “The United States takes these allegations very seriously. We have no tolerance for intolerance and will continue to promote adherence to humanitarian principles, to include neutrality.”   
 
Pointedly, the spokesperson referred to as on UNRWA to behave on the allegations. “We expect UNRWA to review the allegations, investigate them, and if warranted, take disciplinary or other corrective action in line with UN policies, up to and including termination of employment or contracts, and hold anyone found to have engaged in such conduct accountable.”

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