Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hamas Complains, So U.N. School Will Not Teach Gaza Students About Holocaust

I'm not sure what to make of this. It seems like the people in Gaza will not be able to understand the point of view of the Israelis if they are not taught about the genocide of six million European Jews during World War II. Hmmm, maybe that's the point. CNS News reports:

The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), operates more than 600 schools in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, with around 200,000 children enrolled in Gaza.

Early this week, a Hamas refugee committee wrote to the agency, complaining about what it said were plans to teach children in Gaza about the Holocaust.

“[We] refuse to let our children be taught this lie created by the Jews and intensified by their media,” the letter read, according to the Palestinian news agency, Ma’an.

“First of all, [the Holocaust] is not a fact, and secondly, those who added it to the curriculum intended to mess with our children’s emotions.”

But a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Farhan Haq, told a briefing in New York Tuesday that, according to UNRWA, “the Holocaust is not included in the curriculum in Gaza.”

“In Gaza, as in all fields where UNRWA works, UNRWA utilizes the curriculum of the host countries as its core curriculum,” Haq said.

There's more here.

Hat Tip Islam in Action who got it from Munz'z Place

1 comment:

Andy said...

I suppose that covering one's ears and singing "la-la-la-la-la... I can't hear you"simply wouldn't make the truth disappear for Hamas.