|Arab schoolchildren: Baqa al-Gharbiyye, Israel [Image Source]|
We have posted here about UNRWA dozens of times over the years (here's a link). Why? Because its existence is a fundamental pre-requisite for the hatred and passion for lethal violence that is cynically injected daily, year after year for almost 66 years into the blood and consciousness of generations of Palestinian Arab children.
This has been happening for nearly seventy years. As refugee support organizations, can there be one as spectacularly ineffective as UNRWA? As a terrorist training institution, can there be one as heart-breakingly effective as UNRWA?
We have recently been focusing on the money problems at the billion-dollar-annual-budget agency, and how its absolutely sickening focus on educating for terror goes unremarked, unchecked and un-stopped by all of the world's agencies for the protection of children. We're referring, in no particular order, to UNICEF, Defence for Children International, UNESCO, Child Rights International Network, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Washington-based Jerusalem Fund, Save the Children, Arab Council for Childhood Development and numerous others. Thousands of bureaucrats, hundreds of fund-raisers and no one with enough time to address the daily disaster which is Palestinian Arab education.
Just a few recent examples of those posts of ours:
- 27-Jan-13: Hamas' new army of children: Will the UN's and foreign funders' role in this scandal be critiqued by the news-reporting media?
- 15-Jan-14: When a society praises itself for turning its children into human bombs, whose problem is that?
- 27-Jan-14: In Gaza, a death cult celebrates its graduating class
- 19-May-14: Will momentary focus on UNRWA throw any light on PA and Hamas abuse of their own people?
- 10-Feb-15: The Islamists of Gaza: Yet again preparing children to kill and be killed
- 03-Jul-15: Misery, terrorism and money-making: a cynics' guide
|Arab schoolchildren, Umm Tuba, East Jerusalem [Image Source]|
Naturally, the principal victims are the children:
UNRWA funds crisis worries Palestinian refugees | Nisreen El-Shamayleh | Aljazeera | Yesterday | With a funding shortfall of $101m, UNRWA, the UN agency that has been looking after Palestinian refugees in the Middle East for 65 years has said it may be forced to delay the new academic year at the schools it runs in refugee camps across the region. UNRWA schools are considered one of its most successful projects. With 700 overcrowded schools in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza unable to open their doors to students, half a million Palestinian children will be deprived of their right to education. And if that's not enough, 22,000 UNRWA teachers will be out of their jobs...
|Arab teacher, unidentified pupil - the Jerusalem campus of the Hand-in-Hand |
bilingual Arabic/Hebrew schools, Israel [Image Source]
And no, to be frank and based on past experience, we're not waiting.