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Amman, Jordan, September 30 - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees will upgrade its teacher training to facilitate an enhanced curriculum that, in addition to its core antisemitism component, will now include mathematics, physical and life sciences, and literacy, an agency spokesman announced today.
UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said in an interview about the announcement by press release that the organization's educators and administrators would begin the training program to acquire the necessary technical knowledge next month. The agency's 15,000 teachers and principals across over 200 schools in the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria will apply the educational skills they have already proved in disseminating hatred of Jews and Israel, and in glorifying violence against them, to impart other materials that will help prepare coming generations of registered Palestinian refugees to grow into productive members of society.
"Our educators have a documented track record of going above and beyond the technical demands of teaching to model for their students what a productive citizen looks like outside the classroom," explained Gunness. "Be it on Facebook, in extracurricular involvement, or other community initiatives, UNRWA teachers are all-stars at taking the antisemitism they preach beyond the school walls, showing the students that the glorification of terrorism and political violence as the only legitimate tool to liberate Palestine is more than some intellectual exercise needed to pass a written test."
Gunness pointed to several online collections of the extracurricular hate and violence-promotion in which UNRWA teachers excel, helpfully compiled by bloggers and UN watchdog groups. He said that once those entities had brought the diligence and devotion of UNRWA faculty to their students to the agency's attention in such a concentrated form, the UNRWA administration realized it had at its disposal a group of educators who could almost certainly handle an enhanced curriculum that also equipped students with knowledge that other youngsters around the world possess.
The best part about the new program, said UNRWA director Pierre Krähenbühl, is that it does not add very much classroom time despite the clear augmentation of materials. "As designed, our new curriculum integrates the mathematics and science training directly and seamlessly into existing antisemitic and violence-promoting components," he said. "For example, instead of merely teaching that Palestine can only be redeemed through blood and fire of the usurper Jew, the new educational package has the teacher use arithmetic, geometric, or trigonometric principles to illustrate the magnitude of the tragedy of Jewish sovereignty, and the ways in which science can be used to engineer the slaughter or mass expulsion of those Jews from Palestine."