Israel Shocked UNESCO Establishing Chair at Gaza University That ‘Breeds Terrorists’
Israel has condemned UNESCO’s decision to establish a chair at the Islamic University of Gaza, calling the institution “a breeding ground for terrorists.”
Israel’s foreign ministry said Thursday that “(Palestinian militant group) Hamas uses Gaza University laboratories to develop and produce explosives and rockets and has even run a course on explosive making.”
Gaza militants often bomb southern Israel with mortars and rockets.
Israel, the US, EU and others consider Gaza’s Hamas rulers a terror group because of their suicide bombings and attacks on civilians that kill hundreds.
UNESCO said the chair is to promote astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences.