Hamas leaders of the 1.8 million Gaza community – 83% whom dwell in UNRWA refugee camps under the promise of the “right of return” to villages lost in the 1948 war – have declared that on Saturday, March 30, they will mobilize 100,000 Gaza children to break through fences of Gaza, under the war whoop of the “right orf return by force of arms”.

To that end, Hamas has demanded that UNRWA schools padlock their doors on Saturday and mandate that all UNRWA school children join this march, which promises to be bloody.

UNRWA has yet to agree to that demand.

Can Hamas be stopped from such an initiative?

It is hard to counter the directives of Hamas in UNRWA

Since 1999, Hamas won control of the UNRWA teachers union in Gaza and the UNRWA workers union in Gaza

Therefore, those who control the flow of cash to UNRWA must be held accountable.

What is the source of the $1.2 billion billion dollars that UNRWA garners each year?

I met with and asked that of the UN Secretary General staff, who asserted that the UN itself hardly allocates anything to UNRWA/

They answered that the donor nations are the only address to press, in order to influence UNRWA policy.

And here is the latest list of donations offered by 67 nations to UNRWA, issued in early March 2019.

https://www.unrwa.org/sites/default/files/overall_donor_ranking.pdf

Perhaps the time has come to mobilize donors to demand that UNRWA keep their schools open this Saturday.

Attached pls find a scanned list of all diplomats in Israel and the Palestininan Authority.

Why should we care about the deaths of the children of Gaza?

Answer by analogy. A good friend and colleague, Dr. Eli Lasch, of blessed memory, served as the director of medical services in Gaza for the Israel Civil Adminstration, and received an award from the World Health Organization for reducing infant mortality in Gaza.

Dr. Lasch was sometimes asked: Why did you not let them die? His answer: My name is Dr. Lasch, not Dr. Mengele.

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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: www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com and www.cfnepr.com. A new site,unrwa-monitor.com, will be launched very soon.

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  1. If the UN is not funding UNWRA, then why is it a UN Agency? And if the UN has no control over UNWRA, the UN should kick them out!

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