UNRWA Camps Used as Terrorist Strongholds

(AIPAC) - When the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) began operation in 1950, its director expected Arab governments to assume responsibility for relief operations by July 1952. By 1958, former UNRWA director Ralph Galloway had realized that "The Arab states do not want to solve the refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore, and as a weapon against Israel. " UNRWA camps have become the main operating centers for Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and PFLP terrorist groups. 23 suicide bombers, responsible for killing 57 Israelis and injuring 1,000, came from the UNRWA camp in Jenin alone. During recent searches of UNRWA camps, Israel uncovered illegal arms caches, bomb factories, and a factory manufacturing the new Qassam-2 rocket, designed to reach Israeli population centers. UNWRA runs schools that teach hatred toward Israel, using textbooks with maps of the Middle East that omit Israel, and that delegitimize Israel, Judaism, and Jews. The United States funds 30 percent of UNRWA's budget, while Saudi Arabia has given less than one percent, Syria just $37,209, and Egypt only $10,000.

2002-05-22 00:00:00

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