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March 31, 2014 11:03 am

Palestinian Authority Textbooks Rife With Anti-Israel Incitement, Study Shows

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On Sept. 5, 2011. Palestinian boys raise their hands during one of the first classes of the new academic year, at a school in Gaza supported by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan. A study that translated 150 new Palestinian Authority (PA) textbooks used by a U.N. educational body reveals widespread delegitimization of Israel and continued calls to use violence against Israeli Jews, Israel Hayom reported.

According to the study, conducted by the Near East Policy Research Center, the textbooks say Jews have no rights to Israel, including to Jewish holy sites, and are not considered legitimate residents of the country. The name “Israel” appears less than a handful of times on the textbooks’ maps and is usually replaced with Palestine, and areas inside pre-1967 Israel are described exclusively as Palestinian.

The Near East Policy Research Center sent a letter to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which runs 250 schools in Gaza and 100 in the West Bank, asking it to correct the deficiencies in the textbooks.

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