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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Poor, starving Gaza 'Palestinians' to get ... laptops

UNRWA, the UN agency that is responsible for maintaining the 'Palestinians' as 'refugees' for four generations (and counting) has decided that the allegedly poor and starving 'Palestinians' of Gaza need... laptop computers. 200,000 of them.
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees on Thursday launched a campaign to distribute 200,000 laptops to schoolchildren in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, a spokesman said.

The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) plans to distribute half a million devices to refugees across the Middle East by the end of 2012, spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna said.

"The campaign is beginning today in refugee schools in (the southern Gaza town of) Rafah, with the distribution of 2,200 laptops as part of a plan to distribute 200,000 laptops to our students in the Gaza Strip," he said.

The plan calls for linking pupils and teachers via wireless Internet "so that the students can continue their studies during crises," Abu Hasna added.

The programme is expected to cost more than 30 million dollars (23 million euros) and has received funding from US-based One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation, a UN official said on condition of anonymity.

At the official launch at an UNRWA primary school in Rafah, the schoolchildren beamed as they received the green and white laptops, which are designed to be durable and energy efficient.

Many said they looked forward to using the computers to chat with friends and play computer games.

Nicholas Negroponte, the chairman and founder of OLPC, said he did not expect the project to encounter any obstacles and that Israel's President Shimon Peres had lent his personal support to it.

Some 200 teachers at UNRWA-run schools have already been trained to incorporate the computers in their lessons, and UNRWA and OLPC are currently developing electronic textbooks for an entire primary school curriculum.
And just wait until they discover all the Islamist recruiting sites on the web. What could go wrong?


At 4:38 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

Oy. Peres again.
This is nonsense. It's way to ensure that terrorists get enhanced communications. Don't forget that kids act as communications "mules" for terrorists in the field.

At 9:05 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The notion that poverty causes terrorism is the most dangerous fallacy in human history. But don't expect UNRWA to heed it.

At 5:42 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Notice the UN spokesperson said this was so children could continue to "earn, even in times of crises.."

Translation: "We have to give them these laptops because the Jews cause so much trouble for them!"


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