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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 tendentious accusations against our schools and educational institutions to define them as inciting.
Saidam invited [people] to visit our schools in order to be updated on the curricula, which instill in the young minds human, global, and noble values that preach love, tolerance, and freedom. He called on everyone to open the Israeli textbooks, to examine them carefully, and to check the Israeli education methods and the content taught in the Israeli schools, and particularly the Talmudic (i.e., religious Jewish) ones among them.
In a statement he noted the series of aggressive and incessant acts by the occupation against the educational institutions throughout the homeland, and said that the occupation killed 27 students last year [2016] and injured more than 1,911 others (most were killed or injured while carrying out terror attacks –Ed.)…
Saidam presented a question to the Western states that support the Israeli schools named after Israeli murderers whose hands are covered in the blood of innocents and civilians: Who pays the salaries of people like the one who killed Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir, baby Ali Dawabsheh, his mother teacher Reham Dawabsheh, and his father (Palestinians murdered in an arson attack, see more below, Ed.), and young Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif (i.e., terrorist, stabbed Israeli soldier)? Who pays the salaries of the murderers of innocent children and women in the Gaza Strip, and those who buried them under the rubble of their schools and homes on ridiculous pretexts?"

Muhammad Abu Khdeir - Palestinian teen kidnapped and murdered by Israeli extremists in Jerusalem on July 2, 2014, in revenge for the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel in the West Bank on June 12. Following Abu Khdeir’s murder, Palestinians took to the streets of East Jerusalem in violent and continuous protests. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli ministers immediately condemned the revenge killing in the strongest terms. Israeli police arrested six Israeli suspects on July 6 of whom three confessed to murdering Khdeir. One of the murderers, Yosef Ben-David, is serving 1 life sentence and an additional 20 years. His two accomplices, both unnamed minors, are serving 1 life sentence and 21 years respectively.

Duma arson attack - On July 31, 2015, two Palestinian houses in the West Bank village of Duma were ‎set afire by Molotov cocktails thrown through their windows. 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh was murdered in ‎this attack, as was his father, Saad Dawabsheh and mother, Reham Dawabsheh, who both died of their injuries later. The ‎only survivor of the attack was the couple’s other son, 4-year-old Ahmad, who suffered burns on 60% of ‎his body and was treated in Israel. Israeli leaders and citizens from all sectors of society condemned ‎this attack, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that all ‎Israelis were disgusted by the crime, adding, “We will not countenance terrorism of any kind.” He ordered ‎the security forces "to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to ‎justice forthwith." Israeli Police has treated the attack as a nationalistic crime carried out by Jewish extremists in revenge for Palestinian terror attacks. In ‎early December 2015, Israeli police arrested several Jewish extremists who were believed to have been ‎involved in the attack, and in January 2016, Israel indicted 21-year-old Amiram Ben Uliel, a member of the ‎radical Jewish group “Hilltop Youth,” with three counts of murder, attempted murder, arson and ‎conspiracy to commit a nationalistically-motivated crime. Ben Uliel confessed to police that he carried out the attack in revenge for the killing of Malachi Rosenfeld, an Israeli who was shot and killed in a terror attack in the West Bank. Ben Uliel's defense has claimed that his confession was made under torture and suspicions have been raised that the arson and three other subsequent arson attacks against other Dawabshe family members are part of a family feud. Ben Uliel's trial is still pending. A minor whose name remains under a police ‎gag order was also charged.‎

Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif – 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist who, together with an accomplice, 21-year-old terrorist Ramzi Aziz Al-Qasrawi, stabbed and injured Israeli soldiers on March 24, 2016, in Hebron. The accomplice was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers and Al-Sharif was shot and wounded. Then, while lying on the ground, Al-Sharif was shot in the head and killed by another Israeli soldier, Elor Azaria. The shooting was condemned by some Israeli officials as unnecessary use of force and defended by others as justified out of fear the terrorist was wearing an explosives belt. Azaria was convicted of manslaughter.