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October 31, 2014 10:15 am

Nobel Laureate Malala Donates $50K to Gaza Schools Despite UNRWA-Hamas Ties (VIDEO)

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Malala Yousafzai. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Pakistani teenager and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is the latest high-profile individual to pledge her entire $50,000 winnings from her World’s Children’s Prize to the the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, for the purpose of rebuilding Gaza schools.

Earlier this month at a donor conference in Cairo, various countries pledged $5.4 billion to rebuild Gaza, eliciting some criticism from Israeli officials who noted that Hamas has a history of using donations intended for humanitarian needs for the purpose of re-arming for the next battle with Israel. In addition, the following documentary video produced by investigative journalist David Bedein alleges a symbiotic relationship between UNRWA and Hamas.

UNRWA spokesperson Christopher Gunness called the video a “catalogue of falsehoods.” Yet during this summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, UNRWA gained notoriety for at least three U.N. schools that were found to store rockets that Hamas and Islamic Jihad were using to launch at Israeli civilians.

UNRWA has claimed that the schools were empty, but nonetheless the rockets were stored at the facilities. Once this was discovered, UNRWA at least in one case gave the rockets back to Hamas. Several Israel Defense Forces soldiers were also killed in a booby-trapped U.N. medical clinic during the war. UNRWA received relatively little criticism for the rocket-storage controversy compared to the heavy public criticism levied at Israel for attacking the same U.N. facilities that stored the terrorist rockets.

Nevertheless, Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 and has been speaking out about girls’ rights to education around the world, told the Swedish broadcaster SVT that her donation will  “totally go to the rebuilding of schools for children in Gaza, so I think it will definitely help those children to continue their education, to get quality education.” UNRWA thanked her for the donation and said that the money will help rebuild 65 schools that were damaged during Operation Protective Edge.

Meanwhile, the Jewish Agency for Israel is donating $13.22 million to Gaza-border communities in southern Israel that were targeted by Hamas rockets during the summer war and for years beforehand. At least with that donation, one can be reasonably assume that the money will fulfill its intended purpose.

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  • Ifrah Damda

    Such information has been ignored by the mainstream media again. Can’t have a strategic mascot for peace show any affiliation to the Palestinian cause now can they. Although..comments like these show that the sheep are flocked in the right direction.
    Innocent Israelis! *Sighhh*

  • Luigi Rosolin

    The video is exposing well the UNRWA is allowing the brain wash of the children and money going to Gaza is control by the terrorist organization. That with the Islamic ideology to genocide the Jews and all who are opposing their goal of oppression to the world. UN and USA should stop such practice. Only God can help against this regime of Hamas that is inspired and guide by satan.

  • Luigi Rosolin

    I suspected that she been use by UN as many countries children had very similar or worse condition of Gaza school, including Pakistan were she know well liberty is pour with high crime unpunished rate and corruption. That she give her money to fix Gaza school that already are receiving enormous resourced is fishy.

  • Carl

    What a gullible, naïve little girl. I have just lost a lot of respect for her. Money is fungible – she has freed up other money to fund terror against innocent Israelis.

  • Bernard Ross

    even their best fund the thesis that tthe Jews are “the sons of apes and pigs”

  • Scott

    Another brainwashed child. And there was such hope……

    But we’ve found the mantra of “hope and change” to turn out to be nothing more than
    “hoplessness and estranged”……