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1982 Lebanon: PLO & Nazi swastika (Arab-Palestinians & Nazism)

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Submitted by Norman (United States), Oct 29, 2021 at 16:51

Schoenberg, Harris Okun. A Mandate for Terror: The United Nations and the PLO. Shapolsky Publishers, 1989. p. 183f.

While no debates and no pledging conferences were organized by the UN for Jewish refugees , the mandate for UNRWA was extended decades ... donating $ 60- $ 100 million a year, to prevent the radicalization of the refugees when, in fact, the camps were the breeding ground for PLO terror. The Associated Oress reported already on June 18, 1979 that PLO terrorists controlled...

During Israel's 1982 strike against the PLO in Lebanon , the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) revealed that UNRWA schools were used as terrorist bases and that shelters and schools were used as arms depots . The IDF also discovered a training school for Fatah terrorists in Lebanon located in a vocational training school run by UNRWA at Siblin. At the Siblin Vocational Training Center situated on a mountaintop several kilometers north of Sidon, the IDF found rocket-propelled grenade launchers and missiles, Kalashnikov assault rifles, anti - tank and anti-aircraft missile launchers, hand grenades, abd an assortment of other weapons and explosives.

The center featured a modern audio-visual language laboratory to help students assigned to terrorist activities to work in different parts of the world.

The student dormitory was found strewn with military uniforms. In one room, a picture of Arafat on the wall was flanked by a large black swastika on a red background. A captured document seemed to show that UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping forces in southern Lebanon, provided intelligence to the PLO about coming Israeli reprisals.

Information uncovered by the IDF revealed that no student was permitted to graduate from the Siblin Center without graduating first from the Fatah course of study and serving a minimum of twelve months with the PLO.

The initial coverup was undertaken by UNRWA's employees. All but 120 of the 17,000 UNRWA staff are Palestinian Arabs. As one staff member put it a few years later. "You might say we're a Palestinian agency under the UN flag."

UNRWA headquarters continued to cover up until the U.S. suspended payments in 1982 and made no new pledge for 1983.

The UN agency finally issued a report which confirmed all the charges. UNRWA's Commissioner-General Olof Rydbeck, the former Swedish ambassador at the UN, later admitted that for some time prior to the disclosure, he had not been permitted to inspect UNRWA camps in southern Lebanon without prior notice to the PLO, and then only with an escort provided by the organization ...

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