Palestinian Kids Taught to Hate Israel in UN-Funded Camps


palestinianNew video footage shows Palestinian children in summer camps run by the UN being taught that they will one day conquer Israeli cities by force. The video, screened on Israel Channel 2 news last week, shows footage from UNRWA summer programs in Balata near Nablus in the West Bank and in Gaza.

In one scene, Amina Hinawi, director of the Gaza camp, explains: “We teach the children about the villages they came from..This way, every child will be motivated to return to their original village.” The U.S. was the largest single donor to UNRWA in 2011, with $239 million, followed by the European Commission’s $175 million.
In another scene, a teacher asks the students, “Do you want to return to Jaffa?” They respond enthusiastically, “Yes!” “Haifa?” “Yes!” These are cities inside modern sovereign Israel. A burka-clad speaker tells a circle of young campers, “With God’s help and our own strength we will wage war.” In another scene a young girl sings to a circle of her clapping friends: “I will not forget my promise to take back my land.” An older camper sings: “We are filled with rage.”

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu told visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday: “Like me you know that the most important thing is to prepare our respective peoples for peace and in this regard, I’m sure you are going to look into the abuse of UNRWA camps in Gaza that have been used purportedly for peace camps, but actually to instill the culture of hatred and the ideas of destroying Israel amidst Palestinian children. It’s very hard to habituate and prepare the next generation for peace when they’re told that Jews are the descendents of pigs and monkeys and that the Jewish state has no right to exist.”

“As far as the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, we have to get to the root cause of the problem and the root cause was and remains the persistent refusal to recognize the Jewish state in any boundary. It doesn’t have to do with the settlements….The conflict preceded the establishment of a single settlement by half a century and when we rooted out all the settlements in Gaza, the attacks continued because of this basic opposition to the Jewish state.”

{ srael News Bureau}