One Palestinian school for girls that receives money from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has recently chosen to glorify a Palestinian terrorist that murdered a group of seven Jews located in Jerusalem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
21-year-old Khairy Alqam shot and killed Asher Natan, 14, Ilya Sosansky, 26, Natali Ziskin Mizrahi, 45, Eli Mizrahi, 48, Rafael Ben Eliyahu, 56, Irina Korolyova, 60, and Shaul Chai, 68, and wounded another five people just outside of the Ateret Avraham Synagogue back on the January 27th, the eve of the Sabbath.
Khairyi was recently honored by the Omariya Secondary School for Girls in Qalqilya, with one female speaker stating, ” … the Jews will taste its bitterness … you made a covenant with our vendettas. And in the name of Allah, people like you preserve the covenant.”
“The Omariya School is indicative of everything that is wrong with how U.S. taxpayer money is abused in the Palestinian Authority’s educational sector,” expressed Impact-se CEO Marcus Sheff to The Algemeiner. “A school is more than bricks and mortar: it is where lessons are learned and values imparted. USAID built the school but it cannot be indifferent to the lessons of hate and values of antisemitism taught within its gates.”
USAID has funded the school a total of $1.2 million in order to build the school, which celebrated the recent release of Karim Younes that took place this past December. He was convicted of both kidnapping and then murdering a soldier of the IDF back in 1983.
This past October, USAID did note that it had invested close to $150 million this past year into the Palestinian community, adding, “Under the Biden-Harris administration, pending Congressional approval, USAID plans to program at least $500 million between 2021-2024 in total support to the Palestinian people.”
USAID was created as an independent agency of the federal government that gets its policy guidance directly from the U.S. Secretary of State.
Currently, the administrator of USAID is Samantha Power. Back in December of 2016, she stood in defense of the choice from Obama to fully abstain when the UN carried out a vote regarding the now infamous Resolution 2334, which claimed entirely falsely that Israel’s sovereignty over the eastern part of Jerusalem and Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria were illegal under international law, and that the Temple Mount, the holiest site for the Jewish people, along with the Old City of Jerusalem, counted as “occupied Palestinian territory.”
“One would think that it would be a routine vote for the U.S. to allow the passage of a resolution with the elements in this one,” exclaimed Power. “reaffirming the long-standing U.S. position on settlements, condemning violence and incitement, and calling for the parties to start taking constructive steps to reverse current trends on the ground.”