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Fatah teaches school girls to oppose normalization of Israel

Headline: “The [Fatah] Shabiba [Movement] of Qalqilya organized an activity against normalization at the Al-A’amiriya High School for Girls” 


“The [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement organized an activity against normalization at the Al-A’amiriya High School for Girls, as part of the Shabiba Student [Movement’s] educational program for school students, in the framework of the medical protocol guidelines. Shabiba Student [Movement] coordinator of activities at the schools for girls Hanaa Al-Haj Hassan, school principal Hanaa Ja’aydi, representatives of the Directorate of Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education), and female school students participated in the activity. 

In her speech, Hanaa Al-Haj Hassan emphasized the position of the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people, which rejects normalization with the Israeli “occupation” (refers to peace agreements between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain; see note below –Ed.). She explained that normalization is a betrayal of the Palestinian cause, of the blood of the tens of thousands of Martyrs, and of the sacrifices of the hundreds and thousands of heroic prisoners… 

The female school students participated in a number of activities against normalization, and the school principal thanked the Shabiba Student [Movement] for being sure to spread national awareness among the female students.” 

The article includes a picture of female school students participating in the activities; one of the students is carrying a Palestinian flag and a sign with “No to normalization” written on it. 

Israeli peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called the Abraham Accords, was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Following the UAE, Bahrain signed a similar peace agreement with Israel, as was announced on Sept. 11, 2020. Pursuant to the Abraham Accords, Israel and the UAE will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”