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PA schoolbooks: WWII without a Holocaust
Palestinian schoolbooks discuss in great historical detail the events of World War II, but in all of the PA history texts the Holocaust is ignored as if it never happened. It is clear that PA educators made an active decision to leave the Holocaust out of history. The newest PA history book The...
Sep 1, 2009
Islamic legendary mother urged sons to die as Shahids
“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 [Martyrs for Allah]. When the news reached her, she said, ‘Praise be to Allah who has honored me by their Shahada [Martyrdom]…’” Note: Al-Khansa - an Arab woman...
Apr 15, 2009
PA Schoolbook: Shahada death is a wedding
“Oh my Homeland, I won’t cry during this wedding [i.e. funeral of Martyr], as our Arabness does not want us to cry over the Shahids (Martyrs)." [From poem by Al-Mutawakil Taha, Head of the Palestinian Writers' Union, former PA deputy minister] This schoolbook was published in 2007 and is still in...”"
Jan 1, 2009
Schoolbook: "Your enemies seek life while you seek death"
PA schoolbook written by Fatah educators teaches 13 and 14 year-olds to prefer death in battle over life, while it is the enemies who cherish life: “O heroes, Allah has promised you victory ... Do not talk yourselves into flight…Your enemies seek life while you seek death. They seek spoils to fill...”
Jan 1, 2009
Enemies are barbarians who murder in cold blood
PA Schoolbook: "Your enemies have murdered your children, have sliced open the stomachs of your wives, have seized the beard of your honorable Sheiks and have driven them into the ditches of death." [Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 16] Note: This schoolbook has been in use since 2006.
Nov 23, 2008
War with Israel is an eternal religious war of Islam
“Ribat for Allah: Islam urged Jihad for Allah, in order to defend the [Islamic] Nation's honor, greatness, and land. The Ribat for Allah is one of the actions related to Jihad for Allah, and it means: Being found in areas where there is a struggle between Muslims and their enemies... His staying on...”
Jan 1, 2007
12th grade literature schoolbook: "Zionist gangs stole Palestine"
“Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine and expelled its people from their cities, their villages, their lands and their houses, and established the State of Israel." [Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism,...”"
Sep 1, 2006
PA schoolbook: Iraqis fighting US are "brave resistance"
Palestinian Authority history book, in use in 2009, published in 2006: "The President of the United States, George Bush Jr [sic], gave the Iraqi president in 2003 an ultimatum of 48 hours to leave Iraq, or face a war to disarm him. The Arab League rejected this ultimatum. The US and Britain..."
Jan 1, 2006
"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" presented as truth in Palestinian schoolbook
In 2004 the PA Ministry of Education chose to add the libel of the Protocols to the official Palestinian school curriculum with this schoolbook text: “There is a group of confidential resolutions adopted by the [First Zionist] Congress and known by the name “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,”...”
Jan 1, 2004
"Defense of Palestine" obligatory for every Muslim
“Islam encourages this [love of homeland] and established the defense of it as an obligatory commandment for every Muslim if even a centimeter of his land is stolen. I'm a Palestinian Muslim, I love my country Palestine...'" Note: This textbook is still in use.
Sep 1, 2001