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Ad in PA youth magazine thanks PA for monetary support

On the 2nd page is an ad that shows that the PA financially supports the magazine:
“Thanks and appreciation
[from] the Zayzafuna Association for Development of Children’s Culture
To the esteemed [PA] Minister of Finance
Dr. Shukri Bishara
And many thanks to
The accountant general
Likewise, we thank all of the employees of the general directorate for payments by the Ministry [of Finance]”

This notice has appeared on the 2nd page of Zayzafuna since at least September 2015, and appears on the same page in January and February 2016.

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. Since September 2015, Zayzafuna included a note on its second page thanking the PA Ministry of Finance for its financial support of the magazine (true as of the time of this writing, May 2016). 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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