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PA Education Minister denies incitement in Palestinian schoolbooks, says Palestinians won’t “accept conditions that deviate from the identity of the Palestinian struggle” from donors
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) decision to support education in “Palestine” following Israel’s activities in the field of education in Jerusalem in the last two years, hosting PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam...
Nov 5, 2017
PA is offering PA schoolbooks to Israeli schools in “the ’48 territories,” money for education from donors is coming regularly, according to PA Education Minister
Headline: "Saidam: Our textbooks are available for free to the members of our people in the '48 territories" "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam consented to the request of Father Constantine Nasser, the priest of the Greek..."
Sep 10, 2017
PA schoolbook presents "geographical area" of "state of Palestine" as map of Israel and the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag
Text: "Exercise (1): We will look at the following figure, draw conclusions...: Components of the state: 1 – Geographical area..." This book was published August 2017.
Aug 1, 2017
PA schoolbook: “Every one of us wishes to be like… Dalal Mughrabi”
"Heroes have an important position in every nation… Every nation is prouder the more heroes it has, and the people – even if they are divided over many things – they all agree regarding the pride in their heroes, because without them the nation would be degraded… We are proud of them, sing their..."
Aug 1, 2017
PA schoolbook teaches burning Jews alive on a bus is a “barbecue”
“The curfew does not include us in the Al-Shurafa [neighborhood of Ramallah]. It is imposed on the Al-Natarish [neighborhood of El-Bireh]. It looks like they are barbecuing one of the buses of the colony of Psagot, which is on the high mountain, with Molotov cocktails.” [PA 9th Grade Arabic...
Aug 1, 2017
PA schoolbook justifies terror as “natural and legitimate”
“The right of the peoples to self-determination and to resist occupation and foreign domination [emphasis in source], including turning to the use of armed force– is a natural and legitimate matter, especially since international law in general forbids occupation. This is what is stated in the UN...”
Aug 1, 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General emphasizes that "UNRWA is completely committed to the Palestinian curricula, and that no change will be made in these curricula"
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education Posted text: “Commissioner -General of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) Pierre Krähenbühl emphasized that UNRWA is completely committed to the Palestinian curricula, and that no...”
Apr 17, 2017
PA Ministry of Education freezes ties with UNRWA because of agency's changes to Palestinian textbooks
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Education has frozen its ties with UNRWA until further notice" "The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education yesterday [April 13, 2017] officially announced the freezing of its ties with UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near..."
Apr 14, 2017
PA Ministry of Education will continue to "strengthen the national identity" through its schoolbooks, even though Israel is "attacking the curricula"
Headline: “The [Palestinian] Educational Coalition opens a workshop for members of the media in Ramallah” “The Palestinian Educational Coalition, in cooperation with the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education, opened a training workshop for members of the media in Ramallah in order to...”
Apr 11, 2017
PA Minister of Education: UNRWA is prohibited from making changes to textbooks without consulting with the Ministry of Ed
Headline: "Al-Agha: UNRWA is obligated to implement the host government’s curriculum in its schools" "PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Zakaria Al-Agha said: 'UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) is obligated to..."
Apr 5, 2017
PA Ministry of Education rejects UNRWA recommendations for changes in school books
Headline: “In documents: Accusations against UNRWA for targeting the national aspect of the textbooks” “Ever since the characteristics became clear of the new [textbook] edition that UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) has distributed to its teachers, which...”
Mar 26, 2017
Sec-Gen of Palestinian Teachers’ Union: We will distribute textbooks for free, won’t agree to Israeli curriculum
Headline: "Education conference in Amman titled A Cry From Jerusalem" "A conference was held yesterday [March 22, 2017] in Amman, the Jordanian capital, which brought together the [PA] General Union of Palestinian Teachers and the Jordan Teachers Association under the title A Cry From..."
Mar 23, 2017
PA Education Minister denies Palestinian incitement in schoolbooks: Israeli schools guilty of incitement, PA education preaches “love, tolerance and freedom”
Headline: "Saidam: The occupation is the main inciter against the Palestinian people" "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam emphasized that the occupation is the main inciter against the Palestinian people. He expressed his absolute opposition to all of the types of..."
Mar 20, 2017
PA schoolbook for Arab Israeli students features map of "Palestine" erasing Israel
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education Posted text: “From the heart of Nazareth, a delegation from the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the institutions of higher education on the first guidance day for students of the Interior (i.e.,...”
Mar 16, 2017
PA Ministry of Education denies incitement in Palestinian schools, report saying so is “slander”
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Education condemned the British newspaper’s attack against the schools and accusing them of incitement” “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education condemned the attempt by the British newspaper Daily Mail (which based itself on a report on PA education by...”
Mar 14, 2017
PA Jerusalem Affairs Minister: Israel “interfering” with Palestinian schools, “impose Israeli curriculum”
Headline: “Al-Husseini: The strike in the schools in Jerusalem today is a warning to the occupation, and its goal is to prevent it from interfering in the Palestinian curriculum” “[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Jerusalem District Governor Adnan Al-Husseini… said today (Tuesday) [March 14,...”
Mar 14, 2017
PA Minister of Education: PA is smuggling PA curriculum into E. Jerusalem schools
PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam is asked how the PA Ministry of Education can increase the percentage of Arab students in Jerusalem that it is responsible for from the current figure of 14%, and about the PA repairing and purchasing school buildings in Jerusalem –Ed. PA Minister of Education...
Feb 4, 2017
Map of "Palestine" replacing Israel in new schoolbooks mislabels cities
Headline: “Illogical errors in the new curriculum” “A number of teachers in the elementary schools in the Gaza Strip have complained about what they described as ‘illogical’ errors in the new curriculum that the [PA] Ministry of Education approved for the first through fourth grade this year… A...”
Sep 10, 2016
PA schoolbooks present maps of "Palestine" replacing Israel
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, on staffing PA Ministry of Education positions, hosting Director of the Administration of Clerks Muhannad Abu Shama Visual: An outline of the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas from a Palestinian...”"
Sep 3, 2016
PA Ministry of Culture teaches kids not to recognize Israel
“The [PA] Ministry of Culture in Tulkarem organized a screening of several documentary films to mark the 66th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) at the Al -Fadeliyah High School for Boys, in the presence of Culture...”
May 13, 2014
Palestinian kindergarteners taught that Israel prevents Muslims from going to Jerusalem and abuses children
“Talin Al-Ayaseh, 5, said that the Israelis are occupying our land, the settlers are taking over our homes and the soldiers are preventing us from going to our city, Jerusalem, and praying at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and are [also] abusing children. ’That’s forbidden,” she said. This [statement was...
Apr 6, 2014
Official PA daily: Hamas suspends teaching of human rights curriculum that calls for "peaceful resistance"
“The Education Ministry of the deposed Hamas government announced yesterday [Feb. 13, 2014] that it has reached an agreement with UNRWA to suspend teaching human rights as a subject in the agency’s schools in Gaza because [the curriculum] contains dangerous inaccuracies that are detrimental to the...”
Feb 14, 2014
Ramallah elementary school visits home of murderer
Headline: “A visit to [the home of] the village’s most veteran prisoner – the girls of the Deir Qaddis Elementary School for Girls – Ramallah” “To mark Palestinian Prisoner's Day, the Deir Qaddis Elementary School for Girls arranged a scout activity: a visit to the home of the village’s most...”
May 1, 2013