UN Teaches Palestinian Kids to Wage War on Israel
Stand for Israel | April 25, 2019
Palestinian incitement to violence towards the Jewish state and her people begins at a very early age. And it’s not just perpetrated by Palestinian leadership, either. JNS’ Shlomo Deutsch reports that the latest textbooks being used in UNRWA-run schools not only do not mention “Israel,” but teach violence against the “Zionist occupation”:
…in 2016, the P.A. issued new textbooks that were even worse, based on three principles: delegitimization of the existence of the State of Israel, which is a full member state of the United Nations; demonization of both Israel and the Jews; and advocacy of a violent struggle for the liberation of all of “Palestine,” including pre-1948 borders, thus wiping Israel off the map.
These books and their curricula are used in first grade through 10th grade in UNRWA-supported Palestinian refugee camps, and are financed by 67 donor nations.
The newest editions of the textbooks do not mention “Israel” even once; instead, the Jewish nation has been replaced with the “Zionist Occupation.”
Fifth-graders, as part of their Islamic-education class, are taught that holy sites like the Western Wall have no connection to Jews: “The Al-Buraq Wall is part of the western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque and it is an absolute right of the Muslims alone,” instruct the textbooks. In their social-studies textbooks, eighth-grade students are prompted: “Let us think and discuss: I will compare the tragedy of the red-skinned Indians, the original inhabitants of America, and the tragedy of the Palestinian people.” While learning Arabic, ninth-graders read a story that mentions a “barbecue party”—that is, a bus in the Psagot “colony” (a Jewish settlement in the West Bank) being burned by Molotov cocktails (presumably filled with people).
And third-graders are taught in a national/social-upbringing class that Jerusalem has no historical or modern-day connection to Jews: “Jerusalem is an Arab city built by our Arab ancestors thousands of years ago. Jerusalem is a holy city among Muslims and Christians…”