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PA Government Spokesman: “The Palestinian curricula are national curricula appropriate for the Palestinian national spirit, and free of hate”
Official PA TV host: “Let us turn to the issue of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and the US, and its extortion by freezing the money. But what is more serious is the interference in the [Palestinian] curricula (see note below –Ed.). What is your response...”
Jan 9, 2018
Parent committee, with PA involvement, launches campaign to “cleanse” Israeli curriculum from Arab schools in Jerusalem to prevent “Judaization”
“The Parent Committee of [Palestinian] Students in the Jerusalem Schools held a press conference yesterday [Dec. 28, 2017] under the slogan The Judaization of the Palestinian Curriculum in Jerusalem. Director of the Palestinian Education Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education) in...”
Dec 29, 2017
PA Ministry of Education Spokesman supports Palestinian students participating in “popular activities” against US Jerusalem recognition, calls to include PA curriculum in Jerusalem schools
PA Ministry of Education Spokesman Sadeq Al-Khadour: “Let me say through [official] PA TV: Regarding the issue of regular attendance at school, the public activities complement [school activity] and do not contradict [it]. The support for Jerusalem is likely to be through confrontations at the...”
Dec 12, 2017
PA news agency: UNRWA's attempts to change PA curriculum “harm the Palestinian identity and history”
Headline: “UNRWA’s enrichment materials: Changing the facts and tear away the students from their reality” “Around a week ago, UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) began to train several teachers working in its schools in the enrichment materials and activities...”
Nov 9, 2017
PA Ministry of Education strongly opposes any attempt by UNRWA to change the PA curriculum and schoolbooks
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Education reiterates its complete opposition to any step that harms the Palestinian curricula” “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education reiterated its complete opposition to any step or attempt that UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees...”
Nov 8, 2017
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
School named after Dalal Mugrabi debates changing name following erupt of controversy
Text and images posted on the Facebook page of the Dalal Mugrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School. The pictures show the meeting that was convened at the Dalal Mugrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children. Posted text: "The..."
Oct 6, 2017
School named after Dalal Mughrabi posts poem glorifying Dalal
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School Posted text: "Following the expropriation of the right and will of the Palestinian people to name its institutions, and following the decision to change the name of the Dalal Mughrabi School to another..."
Oct 4, 2017
School named after Dalal Mugrabi writes Facebook post that glorifies Dalal
Text posted on the Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School Posted text: "Good morning from the Dalal Mughrabi School, from the name that glitters full of love to all of the children of Palestine, to its elderly, to its young, and to all the Martyrs (Shahids) of the homeland..."
Oct 4, 2017
PA school named Dalal Mughrabi funded by Belgium
A school named after Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who led the murder of 37 civilians, was built using money from the Belgium government. Initially it was named "The Beit Awaa School," and subsequently was renamed the "Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School." The plaque citing Belgium’s funding on the wall...
Sep 18, 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
PLO official: Summer camps for kids were called “Jerusalem and the Return” due to Israel’s “attempt to take control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Judaization of Jerusalem”
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour, on the Al-Quds and the Return Summer Camp for children in Gaza, hosting Director-General of Refugee Camps in the PLO Department for Refugee Affairs Mazen Abu Zaid Director-General of Refugee Camps in the PLO Department for Refugee Affairs Mazen Abu...
Aug 19, 2017
PLO sponsored summer camps in Gaza named "Jerusalem and the Return" in order to "express resistance to the policy of Judaization"
Headline: “Al-Agha launched the activities of the summer camps in the southern districts (i.e., Gaza)” “PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the Department for Refugee Affairs Zakariya Al-Agha yesterday [Aug. 12, 2017] announced the opening of the activities of the summer camps in the...”
Aug 13, 2017
PLO supervises summers camps with groups named after terrorists
Headline: "A mass-participant ceremony on Thursday for the conclusion of the summer camps in Ramallah" "With the approach of the conclusion of the summer camps and the preparations for the central closing ceremony that the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs will hold in Ramallah, the..."
Aug 9, 2017
Groups at summer camp named after cities in the "occupied Palestinian Interior," i.e. Israel
Posted text: “Central [West Bank] Council crews continued their field visits to the [summer] camps of the [different] districts: Jerusalem, Jericho, the Jordan Valley, and Ramallah and El-Bireh, according to the program that was planned in advance… In Jericho, a visit was held at the We Will...”
Aug 2, 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
Fatah holds youth summer camp named after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi
“The [PA] Ministry of Culture office in the Salfit district visited the summer camps in Yasuf, with some of the most prominent of them being the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Camp (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) [held] under the supervision of the Fatah Movement and...”
Jul 31, 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
Palestinian teacher: Israel and the occupation ‘fuel hatred,’ not Palestinian education
Note: This AFP article was published by Al-Quds in the unedited original. Palestinians never use the term “attack” about terror attacks but refer to them as “operations.” Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - At Amin al-Husseini secondary school in the occupied West Bank, with an Israeli...
Mar 29, 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