UK Lawyer's Union calls on UNESCO and others to stop funding Arab Lawyers Union after PMW exposed it glorified a terrorist
UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has issued a statement condemning the Arab Lawyers Union (ALU) and its Palestine Committee for glorifying a suicide bomber [originally exposed by Palestinian Media Watch].
The ALU’s Palestine Committee dedicated a plaque to the family of Hanadi Jaradat, the law student who carried out a suicide terrorist attack in Haifa’s Maxim Restaurant in October 2003, killing 21 and injuring more than 50.
The restaurant, co-owned by Jews and Arabs, represents the peaceful co-existence of both communities in Haifa. The victims similarly included Jews and Arabs.
The ALU, despite the fact that its mission statement espouses “struggle against Zionism and its greed as a form of racism” and “resisting all forms of naturalisation with the Zionist enemy”, has nonetheless been able to establish official relations with UNESCO, ECOSOC and the ILO.
UKLFI urges the ALU to retract its statements glorifying Jaradat and her criminal conduct, and calls upon UNESCO, ECOSOC, ILO and other bodies to break off all relations with the ALU unless and until it does so.
UKLFI’s statement is appended to this press release.
About UK Lawyers for Israel:
UKLFI was founded in June 2011 as a group of lawyers who combat attempts to undermine, attack or delegitimise Israel, Israeli organisations, Israelis, and supporters of Israel.