This week, an arms training program for UNRWA students conducted by Hamas was launched along the Gaza fence, placing UNRWA pupils in the line of fire, in harm’s way, in violation of all treaties that protect the rights of the child..
Hamas, the same terror group taking credit for bombing civilian communities, controls the workers association and teachers association of UNRWA in Gaza.
In our 2015 film, Children’s Army of Hamas,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO4UKXmr8zk, we interviewed Hamas cabinet members who praised cooperation with UNRWA, which can be seen at 5:40.
This summer, the arms training program for UNRWA students will last until the beginning of the school year at the end of August, aiming to recruit 120,000 children from the UNRWA schools for the summer fun.
It would seem that donor nations to UNRWA should as the UN if it is appropriate for a UN agency to allow Hamas on the payroll and if is appropriate for a UN agency to maintain paramilitary exercises on the grounds of UN schools.
This occurs at a time when UNRWA proclaims that it is bereft of resources to provide basic humanitarian services.
In a feature interview that ran in YNET(*) , an Israeli news agency, UNRWA Media Adviser Adnan Abu Hasna declared that UNRWA lacks basic food products and that the people of Gaza “have nothing to lose,” adding that “we don’t know yet whether school will open in the coming year…We’re talking about 300,000 students who need to go to school.”