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PA Education Minister claims “Zionist websites” fabricate statements to raise issue of incitement in PA curriculum

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam

Posted text in Arabic and English: “(All errors in source –Ed.) There's a persistent attempt by some Zionist websites to continue to raise the issue of the so called ‘incitement’ in Palestinian school books whilst quoting me by fabricating some unfounded statements as happened few days ago. Reference in such attemps is based on a single source founded by the Israeli government and led by known reserve Israeli army generals. Since my page (this page) [parentheses in source] has been quoted by such people who are turning the story of incitement into more of a broken-record like issue (especially after failing in many attempts chief amongst them was before the EU Parliment) [parentheses in source]; I wish to refer such a crowd to the letter I received from a school in Tamoun, Tubas clearly reflecting the real message and objectives of Palestinian curriculum and beyond. Thank you Tamoun, Tubas, curriculum centre, education family and all those who work to preserve Palestinian ID and national narrative!”

The image shows a letter of support from a high school for girls in the town of Tammun, which praises the PA curriculum but does not mention its contents at all.

Sabri Saidam also holds the posts of Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology.