Ask UNRWA to Refuse Hamas Demand to Padlock Their Schools During Riots Tomorrow

Leaders of the 1.8 million Gaza community – 83% whom dwell in UNRWA refugee camps under the promise of the “right of return” to villages lost in the 1948 war – have declared that tomorrow, on Saturday, March 30, they will mobilize  Gaza men, women and children to break through fences of Gaza, under the war whoop of the “right of return by force of arms”.

To that end, Hamas has demanded that UNRWA schools padlock their doors on Saturday and mandate that UNRWA school children must join this march, which promises to be bloody.

It is hard to counter the directives of Hamas to UNRWA. Since 1999, Hamas won control of the UNRWA teachers union in Gaza and the UNRWA workers union in Gaza

Therefore, those who control the flow of cash to UNRWA must be held accountable.

What is the source of the $1.2 billion billion dollars that UNRWA garners each year?

Here is the  list of donations from 67 nations to UNRWA, issued in early March 2019.

https://www.unrwa.org/sites/default/files/overall_donor_ranking.pdf

On three occasions over the past two years, I and my staff met with the leading figures of the UN Secretary General staff, who  responded that the donor nations are the  address to bring this concern, since UNRWA essentially reports to the donor nations, not to the UN.

When you read this memo, ask these UNRWA donors to demand that UNRWA keep their schools open this Saturday.

Attached pls find a scanned list of all diplomats in Israel and the Palestininan Authority.

IF UNRWA resists Hamas demands to to allow its schools in Gaza to participate in this violent incursion into Israel, lives will be saved.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director global Social Action for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, received word of this while he was getting ready for Shabbat in Singapore, and issued the following tweet:
“Hamas wants 1 million Gazans at Israel the border Saturday with children to be used as human shields. Berlin Tokyo Brussels London Ottawa must demand that UNRWA not close its schools on Saturday if children are harmed it will be Hamas UNRWA and their funders that will have blood on their hands not Israel”

 

 

About the Author
David Bedein, who grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 1970 at the age of 20, is an MSW community organizer by profession and an expereinced investigative journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at the Beit Agron Int’l Press Center in Jerusalem, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research. In 1991, Bedein was the special CNN middle east radio correspondent. Since 2001, Bedein has contributed features to the newspaper Makor Rishon. In 2006, Bedein became the foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. He is the author of " The Genesis of the Palestinian Authority" and "ROADBLOCK TO PEACE- How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA policies reconsidered"and the director and producer of the numerous short films about UNRWA policy which can be located at: http://tinyurl.com/lxc6xvs
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