(Patriot.Buzz) – Amid the ongoing war in Gaza between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas, a watchdog organization has released a revealing report that details how teachers from UNRWA, a UN agency primarily funded by Western countries, have been actively promoting violence and antisemitism among Palestinian children.
The report, titled “UNRWA: Hate Starts Here,” showcases evidence against 20 UNRWA educators who publicly praised the murder of Israeli civilians by Hamas on October 7 via their personal social media accounts. This discovery by UN Watch, a Geneva-based independent human rights group, adds to a previous finding of 133 UNRWA staff members involved in similar activities.
Hillel Neuer, the Executive Director of UN Watch, is scheduled to present this report to the U.S. Congress. Before this, UN Watch has already forwarded the document to influential officials, including EU foreign affairs commissioner Josep Borrell, U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, as well as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the head of UNRWA, Philippe Lazzarini.
With an aim to prevent Western funds from perpetuating hate, UN Watch urges major donors like the U.S., Germany, the UK, and the EU to hold UNRWA accountable. These contributors have a significant stake in UNRWA’s budget, with the U.S. alone donating $344 million in 2022.
The report highlights specific UNRWA staff members who used their social media to glorify the Hamas attack and to express extremist views. Among them are educators like Osama Ahmed and Iman Hassan, as well as administrative figures such as Rawia Helles and Asmaa Raffia Kuheil, all of whom celebrated the violence.
UN Watch believes the identified individuals represent just a fraction of the agency’s 30,000 employees who may harbor and spread similar sentiments. The focus on only those who openly identify as UNRWA employees on Facebook suggests that the actual number of such personnel could be significantly higher.
The reaction to such revelations has been varied. Earlier, following a joint report by UN Watch and IMPACT-se, the UNRWA chief ordered the suspension of a teacher in Lebanon for incitement, which led to protests and condemnation from Hamas and other groups. UNRWA had previously suspended six teachers for similar offenses in 2022.
Neuer emphasizes that the issue extends beyond mere social media posts to the fundamental problem of employing educators who endorse such ideologies. He points out the irony that one of the Hamas attackers involved in the massacre of Israeli families was found with his UNRWA diploma, symbolizing the deep-seated indoctrination within the agency’s education system.