Unclassified Gov’t Report Reveals UNRWA Failure to Offset Incitement in Textbooks, State Department Errors

A recently unclassified report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that a United Nations body that runs hundreds of Palestinian schools failed to offset “potentially problematic content” in its textbooks, and that State Department documents on the matter contained either inaccuracies or omissions.

Palestinian Authority textbooks used by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) — which was cut off from US funding in August — have drawn mounting concern in recent years, with multiple watchdog groups accusing them of inciting violence and discrimination.

Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, responded to the controversy in 2017 by requesting a GAO review of whether US aid is supporting educational materials that promote antisemitism or terrorism.

The resulting report — covering the period between fiscal years 2015 through 2017, when the US provided some $243 million in education assistance to the West Bank and Gaza Strip — was released in April but remained classified, prompting calls from Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and Scott Perry (R-PA) in August to make it available to the public.

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