Is renewed education on the premises of a United Nations school system not a positive development?

Not necessarily.

In consecutive elections since 1999, Hamas has  won control of the UNRWA Gaza workers union & the UNRWA Gaza teachers union, Hamas has maintained  that has control  ever since. continued ever since..

Renewal of UNRWA schools in Gaza means that Hamas can again operate once again from a convenient base of operations, to motivate an indoctrinated school population to shoot light weapons, balloons and rockets into southern Israel, fired from the cover of UNRWA schools, whose motto remains: “The right of return by force of arms”.

After all, UNRWA pounds into the impressionable minds of young Gaza pupils that Israel’s Western Negev was populated by Arab villages were expelled to ‘temporary” UNRWA refugee camps in Gaza- They have been there ever since, educated by UNRWA schools – now controlled by Hamas – that they possess an inalienable right to take back lands lost during Israel’s war on Independence at the time. Gaza youth have no idea that six Arab armies invaded the nascent state of Israel at its birth in 1948.

After years of Hamas organizing children from UNRWA schools to march on the fences which demarcate the Israel frontier under the slogan of the “right of return by force of arms”,  Israel and the UNRWA donor nations know exactly Hamas is again capable of doing under- the protective haven of UNRWA schools.

The misunderstanding Hamas can best be illustrated by the commentary piece authored on July 27 by pundit Yoav Limor in the daily Israel  newspaper Yisrael Hayom –  “IDF Intelligence: Hamas Still Seeks Israel’s Destruction, But Not Immediately” .

Limor quotes a source in intelligence that Hamas motivation for war against Israel can be assuaged by economic assurances, as if Hamas can be bought off….

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David Bedein
David Bedein is an MSW community organizer and an investigative journalist.   In 1987, Bedein established the Israel Resource News Agency at Beit Agron to accompany foreign journalists in their coverage of Israel, to balance the media lobbies established by the PLO and their allies.   Mr. Bedein has reported for news outlets such as CNN Radio, Makor Rishon, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, BBC and The Jerusalem Post, For four years, Mr. Bedein acted as the Middle East correspondent for The Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. Bedein has covered breaking Middle East negotiations in Oslo, Ottawa, Shepherdstown, The Wye Plantation, Annapolis, Geneva, Nicosia, Washington, D.C., London, Bonn, and Vienna. Bedein has overseen investigative studies of the Palestinian Authority, the Expulsion Process from Gush Katif and Samaria, The Peres Center for Peace, Peace Now, The International Center for Economic Cooperation of Yossi Beilin, the ISM, Adalah, and the New Israel Fund.   Since 2005, Bedein has also served as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research.   A focus of the center's investigations is The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In that context, Bedein authored Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict - UNRWA Policies Reconsidered, which caps Bedein's 28 years of investigations of UNRWA. The Center for Near East Policy Research has been instrumental in reaching elected officials, decision makers and journalists, commissioning studies, reports, news stories and films. In 2009, the center began decided to produce short movies, in addition to monographs, to film every aspect of UNRWA education in a clear and cogent fashion.   The center has so far produced seven short documentary pieces n UNRWA which have received international acclaim and recognition, showing how which UNRWA promotes anti-Semitism and incitement to violence in their education'   In sum, Bedein has pioneered The UNRWA Reform Initiative, a strategy which calls for donor nations to insist on reasonable reforms of UNRWA. Bedein and his team of experts provide timely briefings to members to legislative bodies world wide, bringing the results of his investigations to donor nations, while demanding reforms based on transparency, refugee resettlement and the demand that terrorists be removed from the UNRWA schools and UNRWA payroll.   Bedein's work can be found at: and A new site,, will be launched very soon.