A Palestinian school for girls that is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) glorified a Palestinian terrorist who murdered seven Jews in Jerusalem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Khairy Alqam, 21, shot and killed Asher Natan, 14, Ilya Sosansky, 26, Natali Ziskin Mizrahi, 45, Eli Mizrahi, 48, Rafael Ben Eliyahu, 56, Irina Korolyova, 60, and Shaul Chai, 68, while wounding five other people outside of the Ateret Avraham Synagogue on the eve of the Sabbath on January 27.
The Omariya Secondary School for Girls in Qalqilya honored Khairyi, with a female speaker reciting, “ … the Jews will taste its bitterness … you made a covenant with our vendettas. And in the name of Allah, people like you preserve the covenant.”
“The Omariya School is indicative of everything that is wrong with how U.S. taxpayer money is abused in the Palestinian Authority’s educational sector,” Impact-se CEO Marcus Sheff told The Algemeiner. “A school is more than bricks and mortar: it is where lessons are learned and values imparted. USAID built the school but it cannot be indifferent to the lessons of hate and values of antisemitism taught within its gates.”
USAID funded the school $1.2 million to build the school, which celebrated the release of Karim Younes in December. He was convicted of kidnapping and murdering an IDF soldier in 1983.
Last October, USAID acknowledged it had invested $150 million in the past year in the Palestinian community, adding, “Under the Biden-Harris administration, pending Congressional approval, USAID plans to program at least $500 million between 2021-2024 in total support to the Palestinian people.”
USAID exists as an independent federal government agency that obtains its policy guidance from the U.S. Secretary of State.
Samantha Power serves as the current administrator of USAID. In December 2016 she defended Barack Obama’s decision to abstain when the UN voted on the infamous Resolution 2334, which falsely claimed that Israel’s sovereignty over the eastern part of Jerusalem and Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria were illegal under international law, and that the Old City of Jerusalem, along with the Temple Mount, the holiest site for the Jewish people, were “occupied Palestinian territory.”
“One would think that it would be a routine vote for the U.S. to allow the passage of a resolution with the elements in this one,” Power said, “reaffirming the long-standing U.S. position on settlements, condemning violence and incitement, and calling for the parties to start taking constructive steps to reverse current trends on the ground.”