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Names of schools in the PA
The Palestinian Authority transmits ideological messages through the names it gives to ‎its schools. ‎

PMW has found dozens of PA Ministry of Education schools named after terrorists, ‎thereby presenting murderers who targeted civilians as role models for Palestinian ‎children. Three schools are named after the terrorist who led the most lethal terror ‎attack in Israel’s history in which 12 children and 25 adults were murdered. Names of ‎other schools glorify Martyrdom, and even one is named after a notorious Hitler ‎associate and Nazi war criminal responsible for the deaths of thousands. Children in ‎such schools interviewed on PA TV have explained that studying in schools named ‎after terrorists turned the terrorists into role models for the students who want to “reach ‎the level” of the terrorist their school is named after. ‎[Official PA TV, March 27, 2014]‎

The most common school name PMW has found is the name Al-Khansa – with at least ‎‎8 schools given her name. Al-Khansa is the honored mother of Islamic tradition ‎because she expressed joy over the Shahada (Martyrdom) deaths of her four children.‎ A PA schoolbook for Grade 8, explains her importance this way:
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‎“Al-Khansa witnessed the Battle of Al-Qadisiyah with her four sons. She urged them to ‎fight… They fought until all of them fell as Shahids. When the news reached her she ‎said, ‘Praise Allah who has honored me by their Shahada.’”
‎[Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 13]‎

Al-Khansa’s celebration of her four sons' deaths makes her a perfect role model for ‎Palestinian girls, as Palestinian society has chosen to teach that death is a greater ‎value than life.‎

One example of this teaching is in Palestinian Authority schoolbook for 13 year-olds ‎that teach children:
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‎“Your enemies seek life while you seek death.”
‎[Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 16]‎

Lastly, many schools are named after Israeli cities. The PA frequently presents Israeli ‎cities as if they are Palestinian cities.

The following are some examples of schools named after terrorists, Martyrs, and Israeli ‎cities:‎
Boys' high school in Jenin named after mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre 
Source: Facebook page of the Martyr Abu Jihad High School for Boys, Oct. 25, 2016

Picture posted on the Facebook page of the Martyr Abu Jihad High School for Boys. The picture shows the Martyr Abu Jihad High School in Jenin, the West Bank.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Junior high school in Gaza named after Abu Iyad, Munich Olympics massacre planner 
Source: Website of Fatah’s Prisoners’ and Released Prisoners’ Commission in the Gaza Strip, Oct. 20, 2016
 

Picture posted on the website of Fatah’s Prisoners’ and Released Prisoners’ Commission in the Gaza Strip. The picture shows girls at the Salah Khalaf Junior High School in Gaza.

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - Founder of Fatah and head of the terrorist organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973).
Elementary school for girls in Gaza named after Abu Iyad, planner of Munich Olympics massacre 
Source: Facebook page of the Salah Khalaf Elementary School for Girls, Oct. 19, 2016

Picture posted on the Facebook page of the Salah Khalaf Elementary School for Girls
The picture shows a girl speaking at the Salah Khalaf Elementary School for Girls in Gaza.

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - Founder of Fatah and head of the terrorist organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973).
PA school named for Abu Iyad, mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2016
Headline: "Tulkarem District Governor lays the cornerstone of the first stage of the school named after Martyr Salah Khalaf"
    "Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr laid the cornerstone of the first stage of construction of the school named after Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf [Abu Iyad] (i.e., terrorist responsible for murder of more than 11 Israelis) in the eastern neighborhood of Tulkarem. This was with funding from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development in Kuwait, and with the participation of [Tulkarem] Mayor Iyad Al-Jallad and Head of the [Tulkarem] Education Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education) Salam Al-Taher...
Abu Bakr emphasized the importance of the project of the construction of the school named after Martyr Salah Khalaf, in order to commemorate the memory of this great national fighter."
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Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - One of the founders of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
PA Ministry of Education opposes changing name of school named after terrorist 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 26, 2015
Headline: "Saidam: 'Kanafani is a national figure, and the affront to prominent people and symbols is offensive"
        "Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam emphasized that national symbols must not be denigrated in any way, and that the naming of schools and changes are the responsibility of the Minister of Education, by a direct decision of the Ministry or the Name Committee. Saidam stated today [Aug. 26, 2015] in an interview with Radio 'Mawtini' (radio station of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission -Ed.): 'It is regretful that Hamas changed the name of the Rafah school that was named after Ghassan Kanafani. A notice was published in Gaza, according to which this didn't happen, however published documents clarify that this indeed did happen...'
Saidam stated: 'The Fatah movement opposes the change [of name] of the street named after Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Yassin, as our ethics and principles do not allow us [to do this], for how can a Palestinian harm national figures of prominence and Martyr leaders?'"
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Ghassan Kanafani - was a leader and spokesman of the terror organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.

PA Ministry of Education, responsible for school names, refuses to change name of school named after terrorist 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 25, 2015
Headline: "The Ministry of Education and Higher Education: 'Naming or changing the names of schools is under the authority of the Minister'"
     "The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education emphasized that naming state schools is under the authority of the Minister alone, and he does not know of any name change in any of his schools in the Gaza Strip.
In a press release this evening (Tuesday) [Aug. 25, 2015] it said: 'The Ministry, which names its schools after one of the Martyrs (Shahids) at the beginning of the school year, did not and will not agree to change the name of a school named after a Martyr as prominent as Ghassan Kanafani."
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Ghassan Kanafani - was a leader and spokesman of the terror organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

PMW education report includes detailed chapter on schools named after terrorists 
Source: PMW, Sept. 1, 2015
Palestinian Media Watch’s comprehensive report on Palestinian Authority education ‎was presented at the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI), the ‎international organization of teachers' unions, on July 21-26, 2015. ‎
PMW was invited by the Association of Secondary School Teachers in Israel, after the ‎association was notified that the congress, which brought together nearly 2,000 ‎teachers and educators from all over the world, planned to vote on several anti-Israel ‎resolutions that included calls for boycott of Israel and support for BDS. The ‎resolutions did not pass, due in large part to PMW efforts.‎
The first chapter of the report examines names of PA schools and exposes 25 schools ‎named after terrorists. For example, three schools are named after Dalal Mughrabi, ‎who led a bus hijacking in 1978 in which 37 civilians were killed, 12 of them children. ‎Three schools are also named after Abu Jihad, who planned the 1978 bus hijacking ‎that killed 37. ‎And another three schools are named after Salah Khalaf, who planned the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972), and the murder of two American in Sudan (March 1, 1973).
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School named after Nazi collaborator Amin Al-Husseini 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Amin Al-Husseini was the Grand ‎Mufti of Jerusalem at the time of the ‎British Mandate. During World War ‎II he moved to Berlin, was a Nazi ‎collaborator and associate of Hitler. ‎Al-Husseini was on Yugoslovia’s ‎list of wanted war criminals, and ‎was responsible for a Muslim SS ‎division that murdered thousands ‎of Serbs and Croats. When the ‎Nazis offered to free some Jewish ‎children Al-Husseini fought against ‎their release and 5000 children ‎were sent to the gas chambers.‎

The Amin Al-Husseini Elementary School – El-Bireh ‎
Boys' school named after Hamas terror leader Ahmed Yassin 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Ahmed Yassin was founder of the Hamas terror organization and its leader during its ‎suicide terror campaign. He was responsible for numerous terror attacks and deaths of ‎hundreds of civilians in suicide bombings. ‎

The Martyr Ahmed Yassin School for Boys – Jenin
Girls' school named after Hamas bomb builder Nash’at Abu Jabara 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Nash’at Abu Jabara was a member of Hamas and a bomb builder. He built suicide belts ‎used by suicide bombers involved in numerous terrorists attacks against Israeli civilians.

The Martyr Nash’at Abu Jabara High School for Girls – Tulkarem
Three schools named after Munich Olympics Massacre planner Ali Hassan Salameh 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Ali Hassan Salameh was the commander of operations of the Black September terror ‎group. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the ‎Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered.‎

1. The Ali Hassan Salameh Elementary School – Gaza
‎2. The Hassan Salameh Junior High School for Girls – Gaza
3. The Martyr Ali Hassan Salameh Sports Auditorium, at the Martyrs of Nuseirat High ‎School for Boys – Gaza
Two schools named after Mustafa Hafez 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Mustafa Hafez was an officer in the Egyptian army who organized terror squads and sent ‎the terrorists across the border to attack Israeli civilians in the 1950’s. ‎

1. The Mustafa Hafez Elementary School for Boys – Khan Younis
2. The Mustafa Hafez School – Gaza ‎
Schools named after Shadia Abu Ghazaleh 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 9, 2013
Shadia Abu Ghazaleh was active in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization and was involved in many attacks against Israel. While she was preparing a bomb for an attack in Tel Aviv in 1968, it accidentally detonated and killed her.

1. Shadia Abu Ghazaleh High School for Girls - Jabalia, Gaza Strip

A sign on the wall of the school reveals that the school belongs to the PA:
"The Palestinian National Authority
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education
The Northern Gaza Education Administration
The Shadia Abu Ghazaleh High School for Girls"

2. The Shadia Abu Ghazalah High School for Boys - Jabalia, Gaza Strip
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Girls' high school named after Abu Ali Iyad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 1, 2013
Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.

The Abu Ali Iyad  High School for Girls - Qalqilya
Two schools named after terrorist Abu Ali Mustafa 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 26, 2012
Abu Ali Mustafa was the General Secretary of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000- 2005 (the Intifada).

1. The Abu Ali Mustafa Elementary School for Boys– Arabe, Jenin
2. The Abu Ali Mustafa Elementary School for Girls – Arabe, Jenin

Note: The school in Jenin named after Abu Ali Mustafa was most recently mentioned in a PA TV broadcast on Aug 26, 2012 and  on June 29, 2012. It was also cited in the official PA daily on July 8, 2009 and Oct. 2, 2003.
Three schools and a college named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2009
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

1. The Abu Jihad High School for Boys – Arabe, Jenin
2. The Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir Elementary School for Boys - Samu'a, Hebron
3. The Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir Elementary School for Boys - Al-Yamun, Jenin
4. The Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad College - Ramallah
 
Text on sign: "The Palestinian Authority
Ministry of Education and Higher Education -
Administration of Education and Teaching - Jenin
The Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir Boys' school"

Note: Three of the above schools were cited in the official PA daily, the first on July 8, 2009, the second on Oct. 21, 2009, and the fourth on Dec. 20, 2012. The third school was mentioned and shown on PA TV on May 5, 2013 (pictured above).
Three schools named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2009
Text on banner in the the picture:‎ ‎“Under the patronage of the Head of the ‎Hebron, Directorate of Education, Bassam Tahboub, Dalal Mughrabi [High School]”‎
‎[Facebook page, Dalal Mughrabi ‎High School for Girls in Hebron, May 14, ‎‎2013]
Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

1. The Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls (1) – Gaza
2. The Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls (2) – Gaza
3. The Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls – Al-Shuyoukh, Hebron
4. The Kernel of Palestine, Dalal Mughrabi Kindergarten – Dura, Hebron

Note: The high schools named after Dalal Mughrabi in Gaza and Al-Shuyoukh were cited in the official PA daily on July 8, 2009. PA TV also broadcast a segment from the high school in Gaza on March 27, 2014. The kindergarten in Dura named after Mughrabi was cited in the Al-Ayyam newspaper on May 30, 2001.
Three schools named after terrorist Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2009
Abu Iyad (Salakh Khalaf) was a founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).

1. The Salah Khalaf Junior High School – Gaza
2. The Martyr (Shahid) Abu Iyad School - Rafah
3. The Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf Boys' Elementary School – Gaza
Schools named after other terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2009
Osama Al-Najjar – Spokesperson of the “Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades,” the military wing of the Fatah during the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005)
The Martyr Osama Al-Najjar School – Khan Yunes

Kamal Adwan – A senior Fatah leader in the Sixties. Was in charge for the Fatah terror attacks in Israel:
The Kamal Adwan High School for Boys – Tel Al-Sultan, Rafah

Saa’d Sayel was a senior Fatah commander, who led the Palestinian terrorist forces which fought in Lebanon during early 1980s:

The Martyr Saa’d Sayel Elementary School for Boys– Nablus

Izzat Abu Al-Rubb was a Fatah military leader who participated in a number of terror ‎attacks against Israel. ‎
The Martyr Izzat Abu Al-Rubb High School – Jenin

Sheikh Izz A-Din Al-Qassam, an influential Islamic preacher in British Mandate Palestine during the 1930s. He led a Muslim terror group.
The Hamas terror wing is named after him – the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades:
1. The Martyr Izz A-Din Al-Qassam High School for Boys – Yaa’bad
2. The Martyr Izz A-Din [Al-Qassam]” Elementary School – Jenin
Eight schools named after Al-Khansa, the "Mother of Martyrs" 
Source: Palestinian Schools, July 8, 2009
Al-Khansa was an Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century). She is honored in Islamic tradition for sending her four sons to battle and rejoicing when they all died as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers. The PA has named eight schools after her:

1. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Bethlehem
2. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Jenin
3. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Nablus
4. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Han Yunis
5. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Rafah
6. The Al-Khansa Girls' High School - Absan Al-Kabira
7. The “Mother of the Martyrs [Al-Khansa]” Boys' School – Nahalyn
8. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Yatta Municipality


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