A Syrian school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the human development agency devoted to Palestinian refugees, posted two cartoons encouraging the killing of Jews by cars on its Facebook page, blogger “Elder of Ziyon” reported yesterday.
One cartoon featured a smiling Palestinian boy attacking a caricature of a religious Jew with a remote control car.
The other, which depicts a road sign encouraging car attacks against Jews, gained popularity on Palestinian social media last year after a spate of motor vehicle attacks killed four Israelis and left 30 wounded.
Shortly before “Elder of Ziyon” broke the story, UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness posted a comment on Twitter hailing the education provided by his organization as being essential to fighting “rising extremism” in the Middle East.
— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) August 23, 2015
Gunness did not address the cartoons posed on the UNRWA school’s Facebook page, even after “Elder of Ziyon” brought the images to his attention on Twitter.
— ElderOfZiyon (@elderofziyon) August 23, 2015
Late last year and early this year, several Palestinian motorists rammed their cars into crowds of Israeli pedestrians and sparked a swell of public support for vehicular attacks on Palestinian social media. A Facebook page created by Palestinian activists after one such incident encourages “car attack” events to “run down a Zionist.”
[Photo: Facebook screenshot ]