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PA official: Israel "is attempting to corrupt our children through all means – especially drugs"
“Civil society activists and youth activists organized a solidarity vigil in front of the district [government] building in support of an anti-drug program launched by District Governor of Qalqilya Dr. Abdullah Kamil… The Governor stressed the importance of unifying all official and...”
Dec 19, 2013
PA minister lies to Europeans: Israel spreads drugs among Palestinian youth
“Participants of the Dunkirk +10 Forum, held in the French capital, Paris , towards the end of last month [November 2013] under the auspices of French President François Hollande and in the presence of hundreds of representatives from European, Palestinian and Arab local authorities,...”
Dec 5, 2013
PA minister: Israel floods Jerusalem with drugs and threatens “stability of entire world”
“Minister of Social Affairs Kamal Al-Sharafi warned of the effects of the occupation’s racist policy in Jerusalem, and of its influence on a future peace and on the stability of the region and the entire world. In an address before the Fourth Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood...”
Nov 18, 2013
Israeli school curriculum “falsifies history” and seeks to “destroy Palestinian identity”
Op-ed by Alaa Hantash: “I wasn’t surprised that five schools in occupied Jerusalem started teaching the Israeli curriculum in some of their classes. On the contrary, I even foresee that the situation will grow worse and that the number will grow to 50, because for a long time now there have been...”
Aug 31, 2013
Governor of Ramallah: Israel uses drugs to “harm” Palestinian youth
“District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh, Laila Ghannam… said: ‘Like any nation in the world, we have social problems…’ She made it clear that the main problem from which the district suffers is drug distribution, and said: ‘The occupation is the biggest problem and drugs are one of the means...”
Jul 22, 2013
PA TV program propagates libel that Israel encourages Palestinians to use drugs
PA TV reporter Hiba Hassoun on the program Young People of the Country presented topics discussed on the program during the year, including: “The drugs that the occupation is trying to spread among our young people in Area C that is under Israeli control.” Click to view bulletin
Jul 2, 2013
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Israel Judaizes Jerusalem by spreading drugs
“Yesterday morning [June 27, 2013] the Jerusalem District Education Administration and the Al-Huda Association for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Addicts marked the International Day Against Drug Abuse [and Illicit Trafficking] by holding an educational conference entitled ‘The phenomenon of...”
Jun 28, 2013
Ramallah Governor: Israel spreading drugs to Palestinians
“District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam stated yesterday [June 26, 203] that drugs are a plague killing our people and our youth, [a plague] that the occupation (i.e., Israel) and people of weak character try to spread among our youth to break their willpower… She made these...”
Jun 27, 2013
Israel uses drugs to "control" Jerusalem residents - Palestinian NGO sponsored by UN and EU
Issam Jwehan, Director of the NGO Al-Maqdese: "The occupation controls the land and tries to control the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem. One of the weapons it uses to Judaize Jerusalem is drugs." Note: The NGO Al- Maqdese for Society Development lists on its website the organization's "Donors and..."
Jun 26, 2013
Ramallah Governor on PA TV: Israel spreads drugs among Palestinians
District governor of Ramallah, Laila Ghannam: "Everyone should take part, not only the [Palestinian] state's institution and the official forces, in the battle against this plague (i.e., drugs)... There is an occupation and there is also an enemy: Drugs spread by the occupation."
Jun 26, 2013
Israel brought “the plague of drugs to this region”
Member of the Popular Committee in the Qalandiya refugee camp, Jamal Abu Al-Leil, on the PA TV program Youth of the Land: “Israel tried, many times, to bring the plague of drugs to this region. It (Israel) brought people from outside the region and they rented homes in this region and started...”
Jun 25, 2013
Israel distributes drugs, sometimes for free, “to corrupt Jerusalem’s youth”
Sheikh Yusuf Jum’a Salameh, Preacher at Al-Aqsa Mosque and First Deputy of the Chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem on the PA TV program From an Authoritative Source: “We must be resolute because the Israeli steps are intended to destroy the people. You said Israel is working to...”
Jun 14, 2013
PA TV News: There is a "systematic [Israeli] policy" to spread drugs in the PA
PA TV newsreader: "In a meeting that was held in Tulkarem, the speakers called for the official institutions and NGOs to join efforts to fight the drug phenomenon and its devastating effects on all areas of life in Palestine, where the occupation contributes to the increase in the number of addicts..."
Mar 20, 2013
Education official on PA TV: Israel tries to turn Jerusalem youth into drug addicts
Khaled Hammad, Dep. Dir. of Jerusalem Education Admin: "The occupation has a hidden role [in Arabs dropping out of school]." TV host : "Of course." Hammad: "These people [Israelis] don't want an educated and learned generation [of Arabs] in Jerusalem, at all. They try to turn Jerusalem's [Arab]..."
Jan 20, 2013
PA TV guest insinuates “there is an Israeli policy” to keep Palestinians addicted to drugs
The PA TV program Good Morning, Jerusalem hosted Ola Awad, President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Awad: We're talking about drugs, about drug use and addicts. We're talking about no less than 35,000 Palestinians from the Jerusalem district who use or are addicted to drugs. This...
Jan 18, 2013
There are attempts to destroy Palestinians in Jerusalem by spreading drugs
The PA TV program Palestine this Morning interviews Ziyad Al-Hamuri, head of the Al-Quds Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, on the effect of the recognition of the Palestinian state on conditions in Jerusalem. After mentioning a story from the previous week about an old woman in Jerusalem...
Dec 2, 2012
PA health official: Israel "plays a central role" in the increased number of Palestinians with AIDS
Headline: “Ramlawi: ‘Israel plays central role in the increase in number of Palestinians with AIDS’” “The Director of the [PA] Health Ministry's Primary Care Division and Chairman of the National Council to Combat AIDS, Dr. Assad Ramlawi, said that the Israeli authorities play a central role in the...”
Dec 1, 2012
PA TV host: Israel has a policy "to flood Jerusalem youth with drugs"
PA TV program Palestine This Morning on International Youth Day in Jerusalem. PA TV host, talking about the events of International Youth Day, which continued over three days: "These events focused, in general, on the situation of the youth in the holy city, in the occupied city of Jerusalem – the..."
Aug 13, 2012
Fatah youth group accuses Israel of "drowning" Palestinian youth in drugs and "moral depravity"
PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem interviews Thaer Gharabli, of the Fatah youth wing Shabiba, in Jerusalem: "The youth are the group that is targeted by the Israeli occupation, by [their] drowning them in drugs and moral depravity, and by drowning them in weapons which sow discord among the..."
Aug 10, 2012
Israel encourages drug addiction among Palestinian youth in order to "impede the resistance"
PA TV program Palestine This Morning on the conclusion of the 4th Summer Nights in Jerusalem festival. "Hussam Al-Sheikh, director of the Cultural Forum Center’s fourth ‘Summer Nights in Jerusalem’ festival addressed five subjects related to the Israeli assault on all sectors of our people in..."
Jul 24, 2012
Abbas advisor claims Israel gives drugs to Palestinian youth
Headline: "Under auspices of President's [Abbas’] advisor, Sultan Abu Al-Einein" "’The 'Friends of Life Anti-Drug Society', with funding and technical assistance from UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), celebrated the conclusion of two training courses yesterday at the Al-Qasr hotel..."
Jul 20, 2012
Israel spreads drugs to destroy the minds of Palestinian youth
PA TV program Speak Up (co-produced by PA TV and PYALARA, an EU-funded NGO for youth) Topic: The war on drugs in Palestine and especially in Jerusalem Guest: Majed Alloush, director of the "Good Friend" organization to rehabilitate drug addicts Alloush: "The occupation is trying to Judaize..."
Jul 2, 2012
Governor of Jericho: Israel permits drug trafficking because it has “a systematic policy to destroy Palestinian society”
"A seminar was held yesterday... under the slogan, "Pay attention! Say 'no' to drugs"... Governor of Jericho and the [Jordan] Valley district, Majed Al-Fatiani, said in the opening address that the Israeli occupation is encouraging and turning a blind eye to [drug] dealers and their efforts to..."
Jun 27, 2012
Ramallah District Governor: Israel deliberately spreads drugs “to harm the younger generation of Palestinians”
"Ramallah and El-Bireh district governor, Laila Ghannam, said that the spread of the plague of drugs is a deliberate act by the Israeli occupation, which is trying to harm the younger generation of Palestinians, upon whom we are relying to achieve our legitimate aim - the establishment of a..."
Jun 27, 2012
Jenin District Governor: Overcoming the drug challenge is especially hard because Israel seeks to “harm the Palestinian people”
"The Jenin district held a seminar yesterday, sponsored by the district governor, Talal Dweikat... to mark the opening of the International Week against Drug Abuse, under the slogan, 'Yes to life, no to drugs.' Dweikat emphasized that it is important to unify the efforts of the official and popular..."
Jun 27, 2012