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PA-funded children's magazine prints student's drawing of "Palestine" replacing Israel

Drawing by Nablus student Fa'iqa Al-Aqad, published in the Zayzafuna magazine for children

Headline: “From the works of the school students”
The drawing shows the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas with the Palestinian flag over it. The map appears as part of the "T" in the word "Palestine," which is written in the center of the drawing. Hanging from "Palestine" is barbed wire, and in the background a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) can be seen along with the Palestinian flag.
English text on right of drawing: "Free Palestine"

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. Since September 2015, Zayzafuna included a note on its second page thanking the PA Ministry of Finance for its financial support of the magazine (true as of the time of this writing, May 2016). In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]

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