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PA kids magazine calls Haifa a Palestinian city, and claims that Palestinians lived there in prehistoric times

Headline: “A city in Palestine – Haifa”
“A coastal city found in the north of the Palestinian coastal plane and in it a port that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Its location is beautiful and charming, and it is surrounded by sea, plain, and mountains. Haifa is an ancient Canaanite city, located on the Carmel mountain, and archeologists have found there archeological remnants of civilizations from all three periods of the ancient Stone Age … Archeologists have found there fossilized skeletons and remnants of the fire used by Palestinians, and they are the oldest remnants of ashes in the Mediterranean area… The city is the center of the district and is the third largest city in Palestine, after Jerusalem and Jaffa (i.e., Tel Aviv-Jaffa)… At the end of the British Mandate there were 20 schools just in Haifa, in which there was remarkable coexistence between the Christians and Muslims. However, the treachery led to the city falling into the hands of Zionist organizations during April 1948.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]

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