Wiesenthal Center to UNRWA: When will you Repudiate Palestinian Terrorists' Crimes Against Humanity?

Wiesenthal Center to UNRWA: When will you Repudiate Palestinian Terrorists' Crimes Against Humanity?
Which Nation Funding UNRWA Would React Differently if its Citizens Were Stabbed, Shot, Bombed and Rammed by Terrorists?
October 13, 2015

The Simon Wiesenthal Center slammed the United Nation Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for criticizing Israel’s efforts to quell barbaric terrorist attacks by Palestinians against Israelis in Jerusalem and across the Jewish State. UNRWA expressed its concern over the use of live ammunition by Israeli forces - a policy the agency described as, “Excessive use of force,” which, it said, “May be contrary to international law enforcement standards.”

Graphic video of today’s attack by a Palestinian terrorist who drove his car into a group of people at a bus stop, killing one and wounding others. He then exited his car attacking the wounded with a meat cleaver.

“What an outrage! Instead of unequivocally denouncing the ongoing carnage of murderous stabbings, shootings, bombings and car rammings unleashed by Palestinians against their Jewish neighbors, UNRWA denounces Israel for trying to quell the terrorism and protect its citizens,” charged Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, Founder and Dean and Associate Dean of the leading Jewish human rights group.

“UNRWA is the international agency that interacts with hundreds of thousands of Palestinians on a daily basis, providing over the decades, billions of dollars of aid. Instead of using its unique position to admonish the Palestinians to stop the terror and violence, targeting babies and a 12 year-old boy, 5 months before his Bar Mitzvah, it instead denounces the Jewish state for trying to stop the terror.”

One of hundreds of images on social media showing how to attack Israelis. This posting and numerous others like it, was removed following protest from the SWC, who has been urging social networking platforms, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to stop enabling the terror campaign against Israelis through social media.   

“As UNRWA receives its funding from the international community it is appropriate to ask, which nation funding UNRWA would react differently than Israel if its citizens were subject to a campaign of stabbings, shootings and bombings: The answer is that every nation in the world would respond powerfully to such a wave of terror, but only Israel is subject to criticism for the sin of defending her civilians. UNRWA’s outrageous criticism of Israel will only serve to inspire more violence against innocent Jews,” Wiesenthal Center officials concluded.