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PA Ministry of Education opposes changing name of school named after terrorist

Headline: "Saidam: 'Kanafani is a national figure, and the affront to prominent people and symbols is offensive"
"Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam emphasized that national symbols must not be denigrated in any way, and that the naming of schools and changes are the responsibility of the Minister of Education, by a direct decision of the Ministry or the Name Committee. Saidam stated today [Aug. 26, 2015] in an interview with Radio 'Mawtini' (radio station of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission -Ed.): 'It is regretful that Hamas changed the name of the Rafah school that was named after Ghassan Kanafani. A notice was published in Gaza, according to which this didn't happen, however published documents clarify that this indeed did happen...'
Saidam stated: 'The Fatah movement opposes the change [of name] of the street named after Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Yassin, as our ethics and principles do not allow us [to do this], for how can a Palestinian harm national figures of prominence and Martyr leaders?'"
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Ghassan Kanafani - was a leader and spokesman of the terror organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.

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