En rapport fra TaxPayers Alliance viser at millioner av britiske skattepenger går til å finansiere terrorist-propaganda i Palestina. Noen av pengene har gått til å finansiere skolebøker som lærer skoleelever å tilbe vold og hate alle ikke-muslimer. Opposisjonspolitiskere og jødiske ledere uttrykker sinne og forlanger en umiddelbar undersøkelse av hvordan de palestinske selvstyremyndighetene har anvendt de 47.5 millioner pundene de har mottatt fra Storbritannia i løpet av de siste årene.

Skygge-utenriksminister David Lidington har innkalt de palestinske representantene og representanter for FN i London for å diskutere TaxPayers Alliances funn:

Shadow Foreign Office Minister David Lidington said he was «disturbed» by the findings of the TaxPayers’ Alliance report. He added: «It is imperative that future generations are taught a message of reconciliation and mutual understanding.

«I have contacted both the Palestinian representative in London and the United Nations Relief Agency to discuss the issues the TaxPayers’ Alliance has raised.»

Former Tory home security spokesman Patrick Mercer said the way the money was being used was «grotesque».

«It worries me deeply that taxpayers’ money is being used, quite improperly, for destructive purposes,» he said.

«While aid needs to be directed to the needy, its abuse for terrorist purposes is grotesque.»

Et tidligere parlamentsmedlem for Labour kaller rapporten bekymringsfull, og legger til at det er av vital interesse at palestinske barn ikke blir indoktrinert med anti-semittisme og Israel-hat. I følge rapporten er det særlig innholdet i barne-programmene fra de palestinske selvstyremyndighetenes offisielle TV-stasjon som er grotesk:

But the report, by analyst Matthew Sinclair, says that British aid «is helping to fund ‘hate education’ and promote violence.» It gives examples of programmes on the Palestinian Authority’s official TV station.

One sermon on November 10, 2006, proclaimed: «We want to kill the Jews. Kill them one by one, make their children orphans and their wives widows.»

Another attacked anyone who refused to become a Muslim. It said: «God’s enemies are the enemies of the religion! Count them and kill them.»

Most shockingly, a Palestinian Authority pre-school education programme in 2004 included the following exchange: Girl: «If a boy comes in front of your house where a tree is planted, and cuts it down, what would you do?»

Tarabisho (a puppet): «I’ll fight him and make a big riot. I’ll bring AK-47s and I’ll commit a massacre.»

En av skolebøkene rettferdiggjør henrettelse av apostater fra islam med henvisning til at «islam må forsvare seg selv» .

En talsmann fra departementet for internasjonal utvikling sier at Storbritannia ikke finansierer de palestinske selvstyremyndighetene direkte og derfor ikke finansierer den aktuelle propagandaen.

«UK aid is spent on helping Palestinians to pay doctors and teachers, maintain water and electricity supplies and support refugees. It’s certainly not spent on promoting violence and extremism – we undertake stringent checks.»

But the TaxPayers’ Alliance said that, by funding worthwhile activities, Britain was freeing up funds which could be spent in more sinister areas.

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