A child walks in front of a mural painting depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on her way to a school run by United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus on August 29, 2018.
(photo credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)
In a bipartisan effort, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) introduced the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act on Friday, a press release on behalf of IMPACT-Se reports.
The acronym stands for The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education.
The bill was co-sponsored by Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), David Trone (D-MD), Brian Mast (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX).
Should it pass into law, the bill would commission an annual report by the US State Department on the matter of the Palestinian school programs used by UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority.
It would also stress that, in a sense of congress, both UNWRA and the PA failed to eliminate " content encouraging violence, antisemitism, hate and intolerance toward other nations " in their educational programs.
In March it was reported
that school girls in Beitunia were encouraged by Education officials of the PA to follow the path [of martyrdom] in relation to Dalal Mugrhabi, the woman who carried out the the Coastal Road Massacre of March 11, 1978 in which 37 Israelis were killed.
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