Peace Depends on Next Generation Wanting Peace

Israeli ambassador: Peace is only possible if the PA stops educating its children towards hatred of Israel.

Elad Benari ,

Illustration: UNRWA school in Gaza
Illustration: UNRWA school in Gaza
Arutz Sheva: Flash 90

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, said on Tuesday that peace in the Middle East would only be possible if the Palestinian Authority stops educating its children towards hatred of Israel and towards jihad against Jews.

In a post on his Facebook page, Prosor mentioned the UNRWA-sponsored children's camps which educate young PA Arab children to wage war against Israel.

“The next peace agreement depends on the next generation wanting peace,” he wrote.

“This summer, Palestinian children as young as 5 attended camps where they were taught to hate Jews, glorify suicide bombers and fight a 'holy war' against the State of Israel,” added Prosor.

Arutz Sheva has reported several times over the years about the UNRWA camps, whose slogan, ironically enough, is “peace starts here”. In a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon two weeks ago, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asked Ban to look into the UNRWA summer camps.

“I know, like me, you want to see the peace process which has been resumed, succeed. I know that like me you know that the most important thing is to prepare our respective peoples for peace and in this regard, I’m sure you are going to look into the abuse of UNRWA camps in Gaza that have been used purportedly for peace camps, but actually to instill the culture of hatred and the ideas of destroying Israel amidst Palestinian children,” Netanyahu said.

“It’s very hard to habituate and prepare the next generation for peace when they’re told that Jews are the descendants of pigs and monkeys and that the Jewish State has no right to exist, so I trust that you will make sure that these abuses of UN goals and UN funds does not continue,” he told Ban.

The video below, which is entitled “Camp Jihad”, shows exactly what children at these camps are taught, was produced by the Nahum Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research. Arutz Sheva is posting it once again to illustrate Prosor’s point.