Bauer:U.N. Money Supporting Foundations of Terrorism
(AgapePress) ?A former presidential candidate says the United Nations is turning a blind eye to the bomb-making, indoctrination, and recruiting of Palestinian homicide bombers in Gaza Strip refugee camps.
The United Nations relief and Works Agency provides food, education, and health services to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, but Israelis and their American supporters say the U.N. agency also allows refugee camps to become hotbeds for terrorism. And a recent media report indicated that Israeli defense forces found a U.N. facility in use as an arsenal in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus.
Pro-family leader Gary Bauer says it should come as no surprise that the agency is supporting and condoning terror.
"The United Nations is infested now with anti-Israel and, in some ways, anti-American attitudes. The U.N. hesitates to try to push us around, but it doesn't hesitate to try to push Israel around. The United Nations does have administrative authority in a number of these camps, and it's out of these camps that we are seeing these terrorists come."
Bauer adds that curriculum in the agency's school promote anti-Jewish hatred. "Israeli Intelligence reports have identified bomb-making factories in those camps, as well as textbooks that are being used in the Palestinian schools that would have made Hitler proud. These are the worst kind of anti-Israel and anti-American textbooks that are being used to bring up another generation filled with hatred."
In fact, U.S. taxpayer funds are being used to renovate a Palestinian school which is named after a female terrorist who is blamed for the deaths of 37 people-including one American. The Israel-based Palestinian Media Watch learned from a Palestinian newspaper that the funds are coming from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The money is being used to renovate the Dalal Mughrabi Girls High School in Hebron. According to Cybercast News, Mughrabi was the woman who participated in a 1978 bus hijacking that ended in the deaths of 36 Israelis and one American photographer.
Itamar Marcus, director of the Palestinian Media Watch, says a school named after a terrorist promotes murder and terrorism as "positive values." He also says the fact that American money is being used is an outrage, and adds that several other news items appearing in the Palestinian press indicate that the practice of memorializing terrorists continues. The USAID could not be reached for comment.
According to Bauer, it is common to see walls in Palestinian elementary schools adorned with portraits of homicide bombers-and maps that show only Muslim cities, while Tel Aviv and Nazareth are nowhere to be found.