WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
JANUARY 12, 2008 – This week the Jewish Chronicle (UK) published an independent report that claims “UK taxpayers money is spent promoting violence and extremism in Palestinian schools.”
One should not be surprised that there is hatred, specifically antisemitic hatred, being taught to Palestinian children. Indeed, MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, has for many years continued to bring to our attention how terrorist groups, such as Hamas, indoctrinate their children to sing the praises of suicide bombers and read about the exploits of their martyrs.
According to the Jewish Chronicle, the report, entitled “Funding Hate Education,” by the UK Taxpayers’ Alliance says:
Destructive propaganda is being spread through school textbooks as well as educational programmes on Palestinian Authority Television. It notes that Britain gave £47.5m in aid to the Palestinians last year (2007).Of this, £15m was donated directly from the British government to the Temporary International Mechanism, an arrangement made in June 2006 to bypass Hamas. The Department for International Development (DFID) has also given £3m to the PA to help it pay off debts, and has paid £29.5m through the European Commission. The report, by the group’s policy analyst Matthew Sinclair, says that with these donations, Britain is helping to fund hate education and promote violence.
The Jewish Chronicle also states:
In 2002, EU officials claimed that only textbooks from before 2000 contained such material. But the report claims the Palestinian authorities have continued to produce textbooks promoting martyrdom and highlights specific examples from the past two years.
These include content such as:
Your enemies [Israel] seek life while you seek death … death is not bitter in the mouth of the believers. These drops of blood that gush from your bodies will be transformed into blazing red meteors that will fall down upon the heads of your enemies.
The JC continues by saying:
On funding the PA directly, the report says: There is no reason to believe that the Palestinian Authority can be trusted to spend British taxpayers’ money. Indeed, funding the Palestinian Authority in this way means that the British government is furthering the aims of extremists who wish to carry out attacks in Britain.
The article in its entirety can be read at: http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11&SecId=11&AId=57315&ATypeId=1