PA education minister holds sketch of map of “Palestine” that erases Israel
The picture accompanying the following article shows PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam holding a sketch of the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, with "Palestine" written on it in Arabic and English.
"The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education, represented by [PA] Minister [of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam, signed three memorandums of understanding yesterday [Sept. 22, 2018] for supporting the education sector in Palestine, including two agreements with the Teacher Creativity Center , represented by its director, Rifat Al-Sabah, and a third with the Women's Studies Center , represented by its director, Sama Uweida."
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Sabri Saidam also holds the following positions: Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology
The Teacher Creativity Center is a Palestinian NGO whose mission is "to contribute to a democratic Palestinian society that upholds human rights, equality and social justice." Among other things, it notes that it is "devoted to… mutual understanding, tolerance and friendship with all nations and all racial, ethnic or religious groups." It is a member of Alternatives International Federation, which states that it "brings together social and political movements struggling against neoliberalism, imperialism, social injustice and war," but also engages in advocacy against Israel. Michel Warschawski, founder of its Israeli member organization, Alternative Information Center, has said "One has to unequivocally reject the very idea and existence of a Jewish state, whatever its borders." The Teacher Creativity Center receives funding from the European Union and various international organizations.
The Women's Studies Center is a Palestinian NGO that states that it is "a human rights organization that actively promotes gender equality and women’s rights in Palestinian society." It engages in political activity including support of BDS and advocacy against Israel. It receives funding from the European Union and various international organizations.
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