The Palestinian Ministry of Information has called on the UN Security Council to declare an educational NGO called "The Jewish Shepherd" a terrorist organization.
Here is what it said:
The Ministry of Information calls on the UN Security Council to include the so-called "Jewish Shepherd" organization on its terrorism list; by supporting settlement practices. It was created to help those who are failing academically and dropouts from Israel educational institutions to work in the outposts, which ravage our land.The organization finds dropouts, teaches them skills and gets them back into school, but Haaretz reported a few days ago that it works out of a settlement that is considered illegal by Israel, Hill 387. In fact, there are demolition orders against buildings on that hill.
The Israeli Ministry of Education publicly supports these settlements by coordinating with the terrorist organization "Jewish Shepherd."
This comes at a time that the occupation repeats like a broken record claims that the Palestinian curriculum incites and supports terrorism, while its education arm is perpetuating settlements and land alienation!
And it urges UNESCO to use its role to pressure on the Israeli Ministry of Education to stop violations of UN Security Council resolution, which condemned the settlements and demanded it stop in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Here's the ironic part: the main purpose of "Jewish Shepherd" is to stop Jewish teens in Judea and Samaria from attacking Arabs! It is meant to reach out to the at-risk, hardcore Jewish "hilltop youth" who have been linked to "price tag" attacks and give them alternatives to violence.
In the Orwellian world of the Palestinian Authority, an organization to stop anti-Arab terror is itself considered "terrorist."
The real reason why the PA wants to go to the UN is because it wants to blunt any criticism against its own explicit support for terror in schools. By throwing the charge that Israel's Education Ministry is also supporting what it calls terror, it blurs its own culpability. After all, the UN could now credibly say "both sides support what the other side considers terror." The PA understands that the world wants to blame Israel for everything. they just need to give excuses, no matter how flimsy, for the world to grab onto.
This episode is yet more proof that the Palestinians value symbol over substance, politics over facts. They don't care about protecting their own people - they only care about finding an excuse to demonize Jewish Israelis, and the pretense of caring about their own people is simply an cover story for attacks.