Does this shock me? Not in the least! I just told my husband that I would love to be a fly on the wall when Creepy Joe and his wife are in private conversation. I’m sure that derogatory names for Blacks and Jews proceed from their mouths often.
Palestinian schools run by the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees — to which President Joe Biden has given almost a billion dollars since entering office — still teach inciting content against Israel, including “regularly calling for the murder of Jews,” a new report by an Israeli watchdog showed.
The report by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE), an Israeli watchdog that analyzes Palestinian textbooks, and co-authored by the U.N. Watch nonprofit, found dozens of instances of glorification of violence by UNRWA teachers and staff, despite multiple pledges by the agency to adopt a a zero tolerance policy on the matter.
The U.N. agency’s staff and schools, throughout the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, “regularly call for the murder of Jews, and create teaching materials that glorify terrorism, encourage martyrdom, demonize Israelis, and incite antisemitism,” IMPACT-SE said.
The report “captures evidence taken from inside UNRWA classrooms, showing the teaching of these materials, and revealing how UNRWA’s own content directs students to study specific hateful passages in Palestinian textbooks — which the organization claims teachers are told to skip.”
File/A Palestinian man rides his horse past the UNRWA relief and social programme office in Gaza City on January 8, 2018. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
It “identifies 133 UNRWA educators and staff who were found to promote hate and violence on social media, and an additional 82 UNRWA teachers and other staff affiliated with over 30 UNRWA schools involved in drafting, supervising, approving, printing, and distributing hateful content to students.”
Last year, a similar report revealed that Palestinian children in UNRWA schools were given mathematics problems using martyrs from the First Intifada to formulate equations, told to “defend the motherland with blood,” and told the lie that Israel dumps radioactive and toxic waste on purpose in the West Bank in order to harm Palestinians.
Even then, UNRWA, which serves millions of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East, promised that the issue had been resolved and that the material in question had not been in use since 2020.
In one of its first acts, the Biden administration made a decision to resume funding for UNRWA after the Trump administration cut all funds to the agency for being “irredeemably flawed.”
In December, Biden’s newly appointed U.S. Special Representative for Palestinian Affairs, the anti-Israel Hady Amr, boasted the administration had “elevated” the Palestinian cause, in part because of the hundreds of millions of dollars in funding it had funneled to UNRWA.