October 03, 2021

The United Nation - UN Human Rights Council cuts UN monitoring program for citing antisemitic positions of UNRWA teachers

UN Human Rights Council President Nozha Shamim Khan cut off a UN watchdog during a Human Rights Council session on Friday after the NGO began citing antisemitic leaflets by UNRWA teachers, saying the quotes were unacceptable. Personality ‘attacks’ against teachers.

“I have noticed that in the context of this video, degrading, degrading and inflammatory remarks have been made specifically referring to certain individuals. This amounts to a personal assault on these individuals and is not acceptable in this forum,” Khan said. He said the video was “disabled”.

The video in question showed Hillel Neuer, director of UN Watch, referring to a report published by UN Watch in August calling for more than 100 teachers and staff in UNRWA schools to post antisemitic content on social media.

The content included videos of Adolf Hitler, antisemitic conspiracy theories about Jewish control of the world, and content that incites and glorifies terrorism.

A Palestinian teacher holds a class for students at an UNRWA-run school that reopened after the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, in the Freiha refugee camp in the West Bank on April 12, 2021. Raneen Sawafta/Reuters)

The President of the Human Rights Council proceeded to give the floor to the Palestinian Return Center, an organization linked to the Hamas terrorist movement. An intelligence report issued by the German Interior Ministry in 2012 stated that Hamas does not appear publicly in Europe and instead uses platforms such as the People’s Republic of China.

The Shin Bet announced in 2010 that the Popular Resistance Committees serve as the organizing and coordinating arm of Hamas in Europe.

Neuer questioned why Khan cut him off, saying on Twitter that Khan made a rule and that he “has every right to quote racist Facebook posts of UNRWA teachers, funded by hundreds of millions by the US, Germany, the EU, and Canada, to name them.”