Friday, January 19, 2018

Your Charity Supports Terrorism and Child Abuse

"On Tuesday Global Affairs confirmed that Canadian funds have been applied by UNRWA to hire someone to monitor staff conduct and review school curricula to ensure they meet appropriate standards."
"In other words, it would seem that UNRWA is getting money from Canada to police itself."
"I have spoken recently with many experts who have devoted their professional careers to assessing UNRWA operations and effectiveness. All report that UNRWA does not allow any third party oversight of its curriculum, aside from 'government officials' where the school is located [so, for example, Hamas authorities in Gaza, or Palestinian Authority officials in the West Bank]."
"I am certain you are familiar with the UN Charter, in particular Article 101(3), which requires that all UN staff uphold the highest standards of integrity, a quality that includes fairness and impartiality. This 'neutrality' standard is reiterated in staff regulations for UNRWA and UN staff and is published on the UNRWA website. Yet, the evidence is blindingly clear that UNRWA has not lived up to this standard."
Vivian Bercovici, formerly Canadian ambassador to Israel (2014 to 2016)

"There will be enhanced due diligence applied to UNRWA funding ... a very robust oversight and reporting framework, which includes regular site visits and strong anti-terrorism provisions...."
Canadian Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Ottawa
Hamas youth
A masked Palestinian boy demonstrates martial arts maneuvers with a plastic gun March 5, 2004 in the Al-Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.   Abid Katib/Getty Images

UNRWA, the UN agency that has been in operation since December 1949 -- a unique agency unlike all other United Nations refugee groups, with its extensive mandate ensuring that Palestinian refugee status will never end and nor will that of their descendants, now numbering in the multiple millions from the original 700,000 who fled Israel to await its destruction at the hands of the approaching combined military forces of its Arab neighbours -- is a great employer of Palestinians to carry out its mandate.

Hamas, as an example, which viciously wrested control of Gaza from the Palestinian Authority's Fatah party and whose mandate calls for the destruction of Israel, as does Fatah's though somewhat less raucously, provides the locally engaged component of aid delivery overseen by the United Nations. It is the Palestinian influence on UNRWA's administration that sees school curricula teaching Palestinian children to hate Israel, viewing it as a usurping alien presence forcefully denying Palestinians their geographic birthright.

For Palestinians Israel has no existence, simply an inexplicable malevolent presence that must be destroyed by violent resistance. Palestinian children are taught by their schools and their popular media to view Jews as vicious oppressors and that it is their duty to view the martyrs in their community who have attacked and killed Jews and died in the process as heroic, whose actions they should emulate to become celebrated martyrs themselves. Hamas operates 'summer camps' to teach Palestinian children how to conduct warfare.

As for the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and the funding it receives through UN transfers receiving financial support from member-states to benefit the Palestinians, the reality is that funding is earmarked to subsidize the murder of Israeli Jews. Those Palestinians, old and young, male and female, who respond to the PA incitement to violence against Jews can be assured that their families will be well taken care of through financial support suitable in reflecting their sacrifice for the 'cause' of Palestine, and that their status as celebrated heroes results from that same martyrdom sacrifice.

UNRWA has substantial supportive ties with Hamas. It is a well settled fact affirmed by both NGOs and the media that UNRWA donations to the Palestinians support incitement to violence against Israel, and that UNRWA and its locally engaged staff make use of social media with anti-Semitic slurs and the invitation to Palestinians to participate in terror attacks as loyal Palestinians determined to see their version of justice become reality. That version requires the elimination of the State of Israel to accommodate the rise of the State of Palestine.

Palestinian youths practice their marching during a scouting summer camp next to the border between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, June 19, 2013.
Adel Hana/AP

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