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EoZTV on @UNRWA teaching kids martyrdom and stabbing Jews (plus posters)
Chancellor Zeppos writes to his students about the stabbing of an American in Israel.
It is with extreme sadness that I write to inform you that Taylor Force, a student at our Owen Graduate School of Management, was fatally wounded March 8 in a stabbing attack while on an Owen school trip to Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Nashville Scene begins an article about the attack, "Vanderbilt University student Taylor Force was killed in a stabbing attack Tuesday in Israel, according to an announcement from the university. Ten other people were wounded in the attack by a man wielding a knife in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Jaffa, the Associated Press reports."
The article is linked to an AP one which identifies the attacker as Palestinian.
State Department Spokesperson John Kirby was asked about UNRWA upholding a strict policy of neutrality.
MR KIRBY: Well, I mean, it’s certainly something we’ve talked to them about and will continue to. And as I said earlier, every such allegation brought to UNRWA’s attention has either been or is being investigated and looked at. So what I can tell you is it’s apparent to us they’re taking it seriously and they’re looking into these things, or they have looked into them in the past and closed them out. But if you’re asking me for a qualitative – go ahead.
QUESTION: Well, I just want to know, I mean, do you think that there is a problem here that needs to be fixed?
MR KIRBY: We’re certainly worried and concerned that there could be a problem that needs to be fixed.
QUESTION: There could be?
MR KIRBY: Right. I mean, I think we need to let these investigations play out. But we’ve been very clear about our concerns with respect to incitement of violence and anti-Semitism that has allegedly occurred in UNRWA.
Mr. Kirby was also asked about the stabbing attacks carried out in Israel today.
...these events, again, underscore the need for all sides to reject violence and to urgently take steps to restore calm, reduce tensions, and bring an immediate end to it.
The Times of Israel reports about the stabbing attacks.
One man slowed down the attacker by hitting him with a guitar he was holding, he told Channel 2, holding aloft the broken instrument.
But isn't hitting someone with a guitar a violent act? Shouln't he have heeded Mr. Kirby's advice to reject violence?
Perhaps Taylor Force, who is described by Avi Mayer as "Eagle Scout, Army vet, West Point grad" heeded the call to reject violence and did not use any force to fight back.