Palestinian NGOs Funded by US Introduced Kids to Terrorists, Watchdog Finds
Millions in American tax dollars were passed on to Palestinian programs that introduced children in Gaza and the West Bank to convicted terrorists and presented them as role models, according to a new report from the Israeli watchdog group NGO Monitor.
The money originally arrived in the region as part of $500 million in relief funds from USAID, according to the report. But six controversial non-government organizations received a total of $7.2 million between 2015 and 2019 in the form of subgrants doled out by primary aid recipients.
“Many of these incidents occurred before grants were issued, indicating a failure to properly vet grantees,” NGO Monitor said in a statement. “Several of them took place during the grant period, reflecting the need to continue to monitor grantees after funds are approved.”
The secondary recipients introduced kids to convicted terrorists and allegedly had children lobby on behalf of imprisoned Islamic Jihad members.
At one protest, children were heard chanting, “We are with the prisoners until death… we are behind you until liberation…Resist until death…Intifada until death,” according to the report.
“To guarantee the integrity of U.S. funding, USAID and primary grantees must conduct thorough vetting of potential partners,” NGO Monitor’s director of research Yona Schiffmiller said. “This must include publicly available information such as the websites and social media accounts of potential grantees and their key officials, as well as media reports, court documents and other public records.”
The report follows a March 29 Government Accountability Office report that called for increased oversight and vetting of USAID’s subgrant recipients.
“GAO found that, for fiscal years 2015–2019, USAID fully complied with all three requirements when awarding prime awards, but did not consistently ensure that subawards were in compliance,” the report reads.
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
While on paper, sending funds to Gaza and the West Bank may sound like a “noble cause,” especially with the vast degree of propaganda presenting its residence as poor, war-torn, and downtrodden, but the reality is that these funds are spent promoting and conducting terrorist activity.
Just as children in the United States are constantly in the crosshairs of our society’s leftist and godless agenda, Arab children in Gaza and the West Bank as well in the crosshairs. Not in the crosshairs by way of strikes from “big bad Israel,” as you may have been told, but from the nonstop propaganda being forced upon them.
Children are being taught to hate the Jewish State and people. They are taught that terrorism against the Jews (especially suicide attacks) will lead to “heavenly rewards” and financial benefits for their families.
The Biden Administration restored aid to the Palestinians, including the highly controversial United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees last April.
TV7 Israel News reported:
In a video statement posted on Twitter, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan also brought up the issue of documented incitement against Israel being taught in Palestinian schools funded and operated by UNRWA.
“Israel is strongly opposed to the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity happening in UNRWA’s facilities. We believe that this U.N. agency for so-called refugees should not exist in its current format. UNRWA schools regularly use materials that incite against Israel. And the twisted definition used by the agency to determine who is a refugee only perpetuates the conflict,” said Ambassador Erdan.
Erdan added, “In conversations with the US State Department, I have expressed my disappointment and objection to the decision to renew UNRWA’s funding without first ensuring that certain reforms, including stopping the incitement and removing anti-Semitic content from its educational curriculum, are carried out. UNRWA is an organization that engaged in political advocacy and enables incitement to violence. Therefore, it should not exist in its current form.”
In Genesis 12:3, God not only calls all the nations of the world to bless Israel, but He also presents a warning to those nations and people that choose to curse them: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” God will ultimately judge nations by how they treated the Jewish State of Israel (Joel 3:2).
Terry James in his recent article, “Acceleration Toward Tribulation,” wrote that the United States under this new administration is falling on the wrong side of Genesis 12:3:
America, under the new administration, looks to be genuinely beginning to curse Israel, in directly opposite manner to blessing that nation when Mr. Trump was in charge.
With that increasing curse has slithered from the darkest abyss the devilish, venomous serpent called anti-Semitism. Just in the past several weeks, a growing, gestating process of hatred of the Jewish race has grown into near 1939 levels in some parts of the world—including parts of the United States of America.
It is a sure sign that the Tribulation period, when God will begin pouring wrath on this rebellious world, must be near indeed. Jesus, Himself, prophesied that this hatred against His people will, in that future era, be far worse than at any time of human history.
With regard to this era—this pre-Rapture era—can we see this hatred for the Jews beginning to come to pass? Has the level of anti-Semitism hatred prophesied for the end of days begun to take place?
I believe so. I believe the hatred for the house of Israel has been gestating within the incubator of barely-contained satanic rage. I believe the restraining hand of the Holy Spirit is being lifted to a degree, letting the spiritually attuned see that end-times anti-Semitism as it begins to crawl from that abyss-incubator.
The profound uptick in anti-Semitism, in my view, indicates that there is a speeding up in the rage toward the Tribulation era. That should inspire us as believers in Jesus Christ to expect at any moment His shout, “Come up here!” (Revelation 4:1).
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