Thursday, August 11, 2011

UNRWA suspends operations in Jenin

From Ma'an:
UNRWA announced on Thursday the suspension of its operations indefinitely in the West Bank city of Jenin and its refugee camp beginning Friday.

The organization called the step "regrettable" and said it came in response to "continued threats to our employees and staff in the area" without elaborating on the nature of the threats.

The statement added that suspension of its operations includes relief and social services. An employment assistance office and the office of its refugee camp manager will also close.

UNRWA said it could not offer services to refugees amidst an atmosphere of "violence and threats," adding that UNRWA employees and its facilities became unsafe in light of these threats.
This is a natural result of having generations of people raised to expect everything should be provided to them for free, combined with a culture that praises violence.

For some reason the Western reaction has consistently been to reward this behavior.

Which is reason #3764 why real peace is impossible in this generation.