Malala Yousafzai to Donate $50K to Gaza

Enormous sum from Nobel Peace Prize winner to fund UNRWA schools - the same buildings which harbored Hamas's rockets.

Arutz Sheva Staff, | updated: 19:19

Malala Yousufzai (file)
Malala Yousufzai (file)
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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is to donate $50,000 (39,000 euros) to help rebuild
United Nations schools in Gaza, the UNRWA said Wednesday.

The 17-year-old Pakistani children's rights activist won the World Children's Prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, and said she would donate all of that prize money to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA said in a statement.

"Innocent Palestinian children have suffered terribly and for too long," UNRWA quoted Malala as saying. "We must all work to ensure Palestinian boys and girls, and all children everywhere, receive a quality education in a safe environment."

No fewer than three United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools were found, during the course of Israel’s 50-day Operation Protective Edge, to be serving for storage of rockets for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad. 

After the first finding of rockets at an UNRWA school, it was reported that rather than destroying the rockets, UNRWA workers called Hamas to come remove them to use in their terror war on Israeli civilians.

In another incident, three IDF soldiers were killed and seven others wounded in a booby-trapped UN clinic that was situated on top of terror tunnel entrances, showing the complicity of the UN in Gaza-based terror against Israel.

During the course of the Israeli operation, it was Israel that was criticized, both by the UN and the U.S., for attacking UNRWA facilities. Washington called one strike on terrorists operating adjacent to a UN school "disgraceful." 

The IDF proved that terrorists in several cases fired rockets from the schools, prompting the response.

Malala, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize earlier in October, alongside India's 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi for their championing of children's rights.

Earlier this month, Malala also received the US Liberty Medal and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.




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