Danger looms: After months of lockdown, UNRWA to reopen schools – in Gaza, Aug. 8

Is renewed education on the premises of a United Nations school system not a positive development?

Not necessarily.

UNRWA schools in Gaza operate under the control of Hamas, defined by the US, Canada, EU, the UK and even the UN a terrorist entity.

In consecutive elections since 1999, Hamas has  won control of the UNRWA Gaza workers union & the UNRWA Gaza teachers union, Hamas has maintained  that has control  ever since. continued ever since..

Renewal of UNRWA schools in Gaza means that Hamas can again operate once again from a convenient base of operations, to motivate an indoctrinated school population to shoot light weapons, balloons and rockets into southern Israel, fired from the cover of UNRWA schools, whose motto remains: “The right of return by force of arms”.

After all, UNRWA pounds into the impressionable minds of young Gaza pupils that Israel’s Western Negev was populated by Arab villages were expelled to ‘temporary” UNRWA refugee camps in Gaza- They have been there ever since, educated by UNRWA schools – now controlled by Hamas – that they possess an inalienable right to take back lands lost during Israel’s war on Independence at the time. Gaza youth have no idea that six Arab armies invaded the nascent state of Israel at its birth in 1948.

After years of Hamas organizing children from UNRWA schools to march on the fences which demarcate the Israel frontier under the slogan of the “right of return by force of arms”,  Israel and the UNRWA donor nations know exactly Hamas is again capable of doing under- the protective haven of UNRWA schools.

The misunderstanding Hamas can best be illustrated by the commentary piece authored on July 27 by pundit Yoav Limor in the daily Israel  newspaper Yisrael Hayom –  “IDF Intelligence: Hamas Still Seeks Israel’s Destruction, But Not Immediately” .

Limor quotes a source in intelligence that Hamas motivation for war against Israel can be assuaged by economic assurances, as if Hamas can be bought off….

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
Related Topics
Related Posts
Comments