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October 12, 2015 12:51 pm

UNRWA Teachers Continue Glorifying Palestinian Terror on Facebook, Despite Complaints

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UNRWA employee Hiba M. Miari's Facebook page featuring an image glorifying the recent spate of Palestinian stabbing attacks. Photo: Couresty, Elder of Ziyon

UNRWA employee Hiba M. Miari’s Facebook page featuring an image glorifying the recent spate of Palestinian stabbing attacks. Photo: Courtesy, Elder of Ziyon.

Pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon, who serves as a watchdog for antisemitic and anti-Zionist activity on social media, this week uncovered two cases of U.N.-employed teachers posting artwork “romanticizing the wave of stabbings by Arabs of Jews in Israel recently.”

In the first instance, highlighted by Elder on Sunday, Lebanese teacher Hiba M. Miari, who apparently is an instructor for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as well as for Beirut Arab University, updated her cover image to include a cartoon of a man in typical Palestinian demonstrator garb — a plain, long-sleeved shirt and black-and-white Yasser Arafat keffiyeh worn as a balaclava — strumming a serrated knife as if it were a violin with an elongated antique key.

The key is a traditional symbol for the Palestinian struggle to ensure the right of those individuals who fled or were exiled in 1948 to return to their pre-Israel homes, while the knife has seemingly become the arme de choix among Palestinian assailants of Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank of late.

“UNRWA teacher Hiba Miari of Lebanon wasted no time to make this ‘artwork’ her Facebook [cover] image,” wrote Elder.

“Will UNRWA discipline her, as they promise to for the many cases like these that I uncover, or will they just silently have the pages removed and cover up the incident, as they have been?” asked the blogger, before adding, “But they don’t care.”

And on Monday, Elder showed UNRWA staffer Souhaib Fayyad with an updated profile picture that featured Facebook’s iconic “thumbs-up” grasping a dagger. Fayyad lives in Gaza.

Additionally, Elder shared: “His main profile image shows rock throwing as well, associating it with the colors of the PLO flag happily proclaiming that ‘the intifada has begun.'”

Last month, the Geneva-based nongovernmental organization U.N. Watch sent a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing outrage at the lack of vigilance at UNRWA in ensuring that its teachers (the agency employs nearly 25,000) do not incite to violence or racism, as per its own guidelines. The letter read:

UN Watch is gravely concerned that the UN’s special relief agency for Palestinians, which received some $400 million from the U.S. last year in exchange for its signed promise to refrain from supporting terrorism and to uphold neutrality, is nevertheless disseminating crude, anti-Semitic caricatures on the Internet that incite to the murder of Jews. We respectfully demand that you take action immediately to remove the images, apply accountability to the highest levels of UNRWA, and apologize.

UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness responded to a query by The Algemeiner last month that the agency will “always investigate credible reports of neutrality violations by our staff and take appropriate action, including disciplinary action, where violations by UNRWA staff members are established.”

Some recent postings by UNRWA teachers were taken down and the pages closed following exposés on the blog by Elder, whose identity remains obscure.

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  • Atilla

    Israel should withdraw from the UN, ban all UN employees from Israel, and arrest and imprison, as terrorists, any UN employees who try to enter Israel.

    • jeffberkman

      Very ill-advised move. It is bad enough that Israel is marginalized with the UN… quitting only aids those that seek to delegitimize Israel.

  • Do you know who are the Palestinians?
    More than 10 years ago I made a short presentation on two UN organizations dealing with refugees. UNHCR organization caring for refugees from around the world.
    And UNRWA organization who cares for Arab refugees who fought against the Jewish state – Israel.
    Here is also a page of the changes made to UNRWA’s refugee definition in recent years after I published the presentation. Today on 2014, you will not find on the site of the organization the whole definition at all.
    Out of the work on the presentation I learned that the UN through UNRWA, which is used as an arm of the United Nations, promotes violence, is a factor for not resolving the conflict and transmits and stores actual war material against Israel.
    Is this not a crime against humanity?
    Without UNRWA, there would not exist “Palestinian refugees.”
    Without UNRWA, there would not be the requirement of the “right of return”.
    Without UNRWA, all the refugees in the world would receive the same conditions and the same treatment.
    Without UNRWA, there would not exist in the eternal warfare between Israel and the Arabs of Israel.
    UNRWA is an organization that had to be closed 66 years ago. So why is it still exists? Who and why prevents the closing of this criminal organization?
    Another important point that must be said, in January of 1948, toward the end of the British rule in Palestine- the land of Israel,
    the British made a population census.
    The result was: the number of Arabs in all this region, including the West Bank and Gaza was: – 914 000 includes Muslims, Christians, Druze, and anyone who is not Jewish.
    Any intelligent person can understand that someone in UNRWA fabricates numbers.
    After the 1948 war, 200,000 Arabs remained within the borders of Israel.
    When it comes to the number of refugees in those years it was about 350,000-450,000.
    But there is evidence that UNRWA traded with their refugee cards. Well, they put to this list also everyone who wanted to get the support of that organization at the places where they set up camps.
    What does the UN teach Palestinian children at UNRWA schools?
    Let’s talk about occupation.
    Because what is happening now in Israel will happen in your countries. Therefore, you should know about that.
    Everyone who talks about the oppression of the Palestinians. Some historical information would not hurt.
    The Arabs are Not Palestinians! The real Palestinians are Not of Arab origin.
    Do you know who are those who stole the Palestinian identity?
    Do you know that the largest mosque in Gaza was a synagogue less than a hundred years ago? Did you know that a hundred and fifty years ago, most of Gaza’s population was Jews and Christians? The Jewish population in Gaza ended with the pogrom of 1928. The last Christian Priest murdered three years after Hamas came to power. And recently, Christians in Gaza are forced to convert to Islam. Just like ISIS do it anywhere which they occupy.
    Please read this short article and visit all the links to get more information..

    And this article written by Ben-Dror Yemini: Nakba Day and the Fraud

    And also the Interior Minister of Hamas indicates that the historical facts which I present are true. From his explanation, it is understandable that was made a deception of identity theft.
    What does the UN teach “Palestinian” children at UNRWA schools?
    If so, what are the real causes of the Arab war against Israel?
    Here’s a real explanation from the mouths of imams in mosques.
    It is very important to know that Branding the Jews and their state Israel as “occupiers”, gives Arab the legitimacy to remove the occupier in any way they choose, including terrorism against civilians. Therefore they insist to preserve and to leverage this branding. But anyone who is interested in reaching a peace must be recruited for switching it off.
    And here you have a person who explains it the best way.!
    And also Sheikh Palazzi
    and Dr. Tawfik Hamid, who was a member of Alkaaida. Now he loves Israel and is trying to change Islam in order to achieve peace.
    And this precious man . Once he was a terrorist and murder people.
    One more point. During this period when UNRWA was created, there were a million refugees that the UN did everything to forget about them.
    And this is a video for those interested in delving into the subject of the relationship between Arab – Israeli conflict and the Nazis.

    Hamas’s goal is the destruction of the State of Israel. But don’t take our word for it! Read the actual Hamas Charter and see why Hamas will stop at nothing to destroy Israel and the Jewish people.

    The Palestinian National Covenant
    And an interesting series on the origins of the hatred of Jews and how the Palestinian Authority supports this hatred.
    Blaming the Jews – Muslim anti-semitism – (part 1/4)
    Blaming the Jews – Muslim anti-semitism – (part 2/4)
    Blaming the Jews – Muslim anti-semitism – (part 3/4)
    Blaming the Jews – Muslim anti-semitism – (part 4/4)
    I see what’s happening in the Europe, and my heart is crying. And I ask myself: How many of you really know what’s going on in Israel? Do you know who are the Palestinians? Who created this nation that has never existed? And who helped the Arabs to rob the Jewish homeland? Read because you are on the same route. And next in line is the US and Australia. Followed by a short path to Russia and China.
    If we discuss about the Taqqiya, we must learn about the biggest fraud, the Palestinian Nation.

    Countries which condemn Israel at the UN, encouraging and inviting Muslim terror not only against Israel but also in their own countries.
    Alan Dershowitz at Durban Conference

  • Lauren Goldman

    The UNRWA (United Nations Rocket Warehousing Agency) allowed hamas to store rockets in their schools. When they were caught, they turned the rockets over to; hamas. The UN has become a front organization of the arab world.

  • Thank you, Elder. FB, have you seen the example UTube sets you?

  • Helen Oster

    One thing I don’t understand, is why Christopher Gunness had not been hanged or thrown off a tall building by Hamas, due to the nature of his relationship with a certain Israeli MAN whi lives in Tel Aviv.

  • Charles Martel at Tours

    Now I know why UNRWA facilities are bombed!They teach about the Dark Ages called Islam. It is in full bloom:ISIS,IRAN,SYRIA,and the ever fictional Palestinians.When will the secular idiots wake up to the fact they will be the first killed when Islam spreads to their lands.

    Darkness is occuring across the world and it is called ISLAM

  • nelson marans

    UNRWA has acted as a front for Hamas and other terrorist organizations for decades. After 66 years, Palestinian Arab descendants are no longer refugees but should have integrated into their communities. UNRWA milks international funds and, in particular those from the U. S., to support terror. It is time that the section covering the Middle East be terminated.

  • Kerry M. Berger

    Somehow I don’t find UNRWA spokesman christopher Gunness to be a reliable individual. He’s probably being bribed to make politicly correct comments while UNRWA does absolutely nothing to punish the Palestinians receiving aid from the U.S. It’s time to cut the funding entirely to UNRWA.

  • So the Elder of Zion has complained and no doubt received promises that the matter will be looked into. To whom did he complain, was it a Moslem?

    Both Hiba M.Miari and Souhaib Fayyad appear to be Moslems.

    Are you not aware of the Moslem concept of Taqiyyah, which translates as “Deception”? The Qu’ran justifies it under certain circumstances. The Hamas Charter advocates it and declares that it will not be bound by any signed declarations.

    Now go and make deals and accept promises from such people.

  • Richard L. Wahl

    UNRWA will not suspend the teachers or take away their jobs. The UN and Europe supports the terroist cause. They are more worried about loss of oil to the west & the rich investors who support the Palistinians cause. Israel must look to it self and do what must be done to protect its people.

  • Larry A. Singleton

    UNRWA United Nations Relief and Work Agency And the European Union (EU) 8-2-14

    The United Nations wants to fly the flag of the Jew Hating, genocidal Palestinians outside the UN building. They might as well fly the Nazi flag.

    Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, (This is an Ass-Kicking little resource of 276 pages.) By Peter Hammond.

    And Holocaust in Rwanda: The Roles of Gun Control, Media Manipulation, Liberal Church Leaders and the United Nations. Read how the UN facilitated genocide. How UN troops stood by and watched while tens of thousands of people were slaughtered before their very eyes. And read how many of the massacres were committed by employees of the international relief agencies. By Peter Hammond.

    Read The Haj by Leon Uris and put to rest, once and for all, that Palestinian “right of return” bulls**t.

    The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz

    The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline B. Glick

    UNRWA Documentaries! Center for Near East Policy Research

    UNRWA Teachers Continue Glorifying Palestinian Terror on Facebook, Despite Complaints

  • Mayven

    Obviously Hibi Miari’s inferiority complex is overwhelming.Sad that her true colors come out.She is a bad seed from birth.
    Maybe she is related to Mel Gibson…
    Both losers.!

  • Deberian recibir una muestra de lo que ellos tanto les gusta que le hagan a los judios, hasta cuando existiran vengadores? ya no es hora de callar y ser pasivos ante los violentos

  • brenrod

    why not warn the UN that the UNRWA facilities will be bombed in the next war as they harbor terrorist enemies if they dont get rid of the terrorist sympathizers. Its time that Israel stopped whining and did something dramatic.