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Sabri Saidam
Sabri Saidam is the PA Minister of Education and Higher Education. He was elected to the Fatah Central Committee at the 7th Fatah Conference during  November 2016.
PA Education Minister: UK supports PA education, Israel is “Israelizing and Judaizing the education” in Jerusalem
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Headline: “Saidam: Britain has again supported education in Palestine”
     “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam said that Britain has again committed to supporting education in Palestine through several plans and projects whose goal is to advance this essential sector.
This was said during Minister Saidam’s visit with British Minister of [State for the Department for International] Development Alistair Burt in London yesterday [Jan. 23, 2018]…
He explained that in the meeting the ways of supporting education in Jerusalem were also discussed, particularly in the shadow of the brutal attack to which it is being subjected and the incessant violations against this sector: the arrest of children, students, and educators, and the corruption of the collective national identity by targeting the Palestinian schoolbooks, distorting them, inciting against them, and Israelizing and Judaizing the education.”

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PA Minister of Education calls Jesus “the authentic Palestinian”
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Dec. 25, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam

Posted text: “To the authentic Palestinian, Jesus, and to the members of the [Palestinian] people – happy holidays”

The image shows a drawing of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) around his neck.

Text on image in English: “Made in Palestine"
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Sabri Saidam also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology.
PA Minister of Education posts image map of “Palestine” erasing Israel with image of Dome of the Rock
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Dec. 21, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Higher Education, Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology Dr. Sabri Saidam

Posted text: “A capital in a homeland for a homeland in a capital”

The image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Inside the PA map appears a picture of Jerusalem showing the Dome of the Rock with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre seen behind it.
Text on image: “#Jerusalem_capital_of_Palestine”

The map comes in response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; see note below –Ed.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
PA Education Minister holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Nov. 29, 2017
Images posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

The images show PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam inaugurating the Jinsafut School for Boys in Qalqilya on Nov. 29, 2017.

In the image Saidam is seen holding an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.


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UK gives 20 million pounds annually in aid to PA general budget
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 25, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: Britain has decided to pay its annual contribution of 20 million pounds to support the [PA] general budget”
        “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education, [Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, and Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam announced today (Saturday) [Nov. 25, 2017] that Britain has agreed to pay its annual contribution of 20 million pounds, which is allocated to support the [PA] general budget of Palestine. Part of it will be allocated for the education [sector], as an affirmation of [Britain’s] commitment to support this sector and efforts to develop it and improve its accomplishments.
This was said during a phone call that Saidam received from B ritish Minister [of State for the Department for] International Development Alistair Burt. Saidam emphasized that the donors’ continued support for the education [sector] proves the confidence in the Palestinian [PA] education system, its efficiency, and its ability to record quality achievements.
He emphasized the importance of continuing this aid, whose goal is to support the education [sector], particularly in the fields that contribute to strengthening the education system.”
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Poster at event in PA school features map of “Palestine” that erases Israel
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Nov. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

Posted text:
“The [PA] Ministry of Education marks Keffiyeh (Arab headdress) Day in its schools through events inside the homeland and outside of it.”

In the image a girl is seen singing into a microphone, and to the right a poster is visible hanging on the railing of a school. The poster features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

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Rifle appears in wall mural at PA school in Nablus
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Nov. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam

Posted text: “An evening of the keffiyeh (Arab headdress) of the free people on Keffiyeh Day at our schools inside and outside the homeland, a clear national holiday that we experienced together at the schools of beloved Nablus, and here are the pictures:”

The image shows a wall mural at a PA school in Nablus. The mural includes a drawing of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat wearing a keffiyeh. On the mural is written: “The keffiyeh unites us,” and at the start of the word “keffiyeh” appears a drawing of an AK-47 assault rifle (marked by an arrow) .
PA Education Minister denies incitement in Palestinian schoolbooks, says Palestinians won’t “accept conditions that deviate from the identity of the Palestinian struggle” from donors
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 5, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) decision to support education in “Palestine” following Israel’s activities in the field of education in Jerusalem in the last two years, hosting PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam

PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam: “You know this [PA] government, our Palestinian government of course, is justly deserving of being called the education government, as this subject greatly occupies it in its work and it truly attaches importance to this matter, as recently this discussion about incitement has increased. Let us examine matters – praise Allah, Israel after 20 years or more, [throughout] the years of the PA, has today exposed that there is something called incitement? It talks about our curricula – today you [Israelis] discovered that there is incitement in our curricula? [Israel] talks about naming schools after Martyrs (Shahids), and it tries to pressure us through the donors to change the names of the schools… Therefore, we are clear on this position. First, there is no neglect , leniency, or concession. We appreciate the donors’ money and are proud of everybody that supports us, but we will not accept conditions that deviate from the identity of the Palestinian struggle... We are the sons of Martyrs, prisoners, [and] injured, and are proud of our path of struggle. This is our liberation project.”

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Belgian representative participates in inauguration of PA school funded by EU
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 18, 2017
       "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam today, Wednesday [Oct. 18, 2017], inaugurated Defiance 6 Co-ed Elementary School in the Wadi Al-Sik area, east of the village of Deir Debwan in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district – and this was funded by the European Union.
Participating in the opening were District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Representative of the Belgian [Development] Cooperation Institution Eric De Muynck, Director of International Relations and Public Relations in the [PA] Ministry of Education Nadim Sami, Director of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Directorate of Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) Bassem Erekat, and representative of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Abdallah Abu Rahma.'"
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In a photo, Representative of the Belgian Development Cooperation Institution Eric De Muynck is seen at the event (3rd from left) standing next to PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam. (4th and 5th from left)

 

 
PA Education Minister praises school for being an “honorable example of defiance… against the occupation and its policy of Judaization" whose goal is "to erase [Palestinians’] national identity and their cultural heritage”
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA government, Sept. 14, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the PA Ministry of Education Facebook page

Posted text:
“[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam emphasized that Jub Al-Dhib School has constituted an honorable example of defiance and resolve against the occupation and its policy of Judaization and racism whose goal is to uproot the Palestinians from their land and to erase their national identity and their cultural heritage.”
PA is offering PA schoolbooks to Israeli schools in “the ’48 territories,” money for education from donors is coming regularly, according to PA Education Minister
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 10, 2017
Headline: "Saidam: Our textbooks are available for free to the members of our people in the '48 territories"
     "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam consented to the request of Father Constantine Nasser, the priest of the Greek Orthodox community in Jaffa, to provide the State of Palestine's edition of [the textbook] Christian Education to the Greek Orthodox school in the city. Saidam announced that the Ministry [of Education] will give these books to the school for free, and that it will give Islamic Education textbooks and every other book to the schools in the '48 territories (i.e., Israel) in order to support these schools and their students, and in order to emphasize the good and strong relations between members of the same people. He emphasized that the ministry is committed to supporting the education sector throughout the homeland… Father Constantine praised the new Palestinian [PA] curriculum, because it benefits the school students by strengthening the ties between the members of the same people. On another matter, Saidam confirmed that the money for education development is being received regularly, according to the plans and capabilities of the funding bodies…"

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PA Education Minister holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel
Source: Al-Quds, Aug. 6, 2017

The article includes a picture of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam holding an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Education honored those who excelled in the matriculation [exams] in Nablus”
        “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education yesterday [Aug. 5, 2017], through the Nablus Education Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education) and with the participation of the United Parent Council, honored the students who excelled in the matriculation exams of 2017 in the directorate, and this was under the auspices and with the participation of [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam…
At the end of the ceremony, gifts of appreciation were distributed to the students who excelled, and the minister and those who assisted at the ceremony and helped the ministry to successfully implement the matriculation exams were honored.”
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PA Education Minister holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Aug. 3, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Nablus Branch

Posted text:
“Pictures from the ceremony honoring the high school students in Nablus”

One of the pictures shows PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam holding an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
PA Education Minister: UK to continue support for Palestinian education system
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 26, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: The British Department for [International] Development continues its support for Palestinian education”
      “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam announced that Britain will continue its support for education in Palestine, and that a joint Palestinian-British committee will be established to monitor several issues related to the education sector, continue the strengthening of the support provided to this sector, and expand the horizons of the cooperation in a manner that will ensure achieving the goal of improving the quality of the education and its output.”
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Note: PMW's report on the PA's education system has proven that the PA educates towards hatred and incitement against Israel.
PA Minister of Education blesses "Martyrs of Jerusalem and all of Palestine” shortly after terror attack in Jerusalem
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, June 16, 2017

Text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam, shortly after an attack was committed by three Palestinian terrorists in Jerusalem in which an Israeli border policewoman was murdered and the terrorists were killed


Posted text: “May Allah have mercy on the Martyrs (Shahids) of Jerusalem and all of Palestine”
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Bara Saleh, Adel Ankoush, Osama Ata – three Palestinian terrorists who carried out a terror attack in Jerusalem on June 16, 2017. Two of the terrorists, one armed with an automatic weapon and the other with a knife, attacked Israeli police officers north of the Old City of Jerusalem. Seconds later a third terrorist stabbed and murdered Israeli border policewoman Hadas Malka, 23, at the Old City’s Damascus Gate as she and other officers were responding to the first attack. All three terrorists were shot and killed by the Israeli officers. Aside from Malka, four Israelis were wounded in the attack. ISIS initially claimed responsibility for the attack but Hamas rejected the claim, saying the terrorists were members of Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Finland, European countries fund PA education system
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 16, 2017
Headline: "Saidam briefed a Finnish official regarding the state of education in Palestine"
     "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam today, Tuesday [May 16, 2017] briefed Deputy Director General of the Department for Africa and the Middle East in the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Kristiina Kuvaja-Xanthopoulos on the state of education in Palestine, and emphasized the ongoing partnership that guarantees the advancement of the education system. Regarding this, Saidam praised the partnership with Finland that stands at the head of the joint funding basket that includes Finland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, and Norway, and emphasized the ministry’s dedication to developing and strengthening the relations of cooperation with all of the friendly states."

PA Minister of Education praises imprisoned terrorists for “writing most spectacular epics of heroism, dignity, and sacrifice”
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), May 3, 2017
Headline: “Saidam participated in the morning gathering of support for the prisoners at the El-Bireh Elementary School”

“[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam today, Wednesday [May 3, 2017], participated in the morning gathering of the El-Bireh Co-Ed Elementary School, which is under the Ramallah and El-Bireh [Education] Directorate (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education), which the school and its students dedicated to support for the prisoners in their hunger strike in a message of loyalty to their struggle, their sacrifice, and their defense of our dignity.

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Letter from imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti read to all Palestinian students
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
     “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education organized a mass support rally [for the prisoners] in the ministry plaza, in which [PA] Minister [of Education] Dr. Sabri Saidam, Deputy Minister [of Education] Dr. Basri Saleh, the minister’s aides, and all of the ministry employees participated.
In this context, Saidam emphasized the education system’s standing by the side of the heroic prisoners and its support for them in the battle that they are waging against the occupation in order to defend their dignity and achieve all of their rights. He added: ‘Leadership member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) and all of the prisoners are emphasizing that we are one people that refuses to be broken, and which has grown accustomed to not breaking.’ ... Saleh read leadership member Marwan Barghouti’s speech (i.e., letter) addressed to the school students, and emphasized the loyalty of the education system, in all of its parts, to the prisoners and its standing by their side in this heroic battle... Likewise, the morning assembly in all of the schools included many sections of support for the prisoners, including reading leadership member prisoner Marwan Barghouti’s letter addressed to the school students.”
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UNRWA Commissioner-General emphasizes that "UNRWA is completely committed to the Palestinian curricula, and that no change will be made in these curricula"
Source: Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district, Apr. 17, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

Posted text: “Commissioner -General of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) Pierre Krähenbühl emphasized that UNRWA is completely committed to the Palestinian curricula, and that no change will be made in these curricula.
This was said this afternoon [April 17, 2017] in his meeting with [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam…
On this matter, Saidam again emphasized the close and historical connection between the Ministry [of Education] and UNRWA, and the efforts to strengthen the connection in a manner that will ensure the benefit of the education given to the refugees’ children and the improvement of their results…
He also emphasized that the national curricula should be respected and any attempt that is liable to harm the curricula and their contents should be prevented.
Saidam emphasized that the ministry is interested in staying in contact with UNRWA at all levels in the education sector.
Krähenbühl explained that UNRWA is a central partner of the [PA] Ministry of Education, particularly in the field of teaching. He emphasized the right of the Palestinian children to receive a quality education and preserve the components of identity and culture. He also praised the active partnership between UNRWA and the ministry… and emphasized that any enrichment of the Palestinian textbooks will be done in coordination between the ministry and UNRWA.”
PA Ministry of Education freezes ties with UNRWA because of agency's changes to Palestinian textbooks
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Education has frozen its ties with UNRWA until further notice"
     "The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education yesterday [April 13, 2017] officially announced the freezing of its ties with UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) until its situation is settled. This is because the ministry is not convinced that the agency has taken back the changes that it made in the Palestinian textbooks.
The ministry emphasized that any distortion of the Palestinian textbooks constitutes a blatant violation of the host nation's laws, and that the changing of any letter in them in order to satisfy any party constitutes a betrayal of the Palestinian narrative and the right of the Palestinian people that is subject to occupation to maintain its identity and struggle, and to defend its way of struggle.
In his response to this position, [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam emphasized that Palestine will surrender to no one and will not agree to trade in its honor through positions that constitute an insult to the Palestinian people, its history, and its struggles.
The ministry on Friday, March 24, 2017, warned the agency not to touch the Palestinian textbooks, and demanded that it consult with the relevant parties in the ministry. However, nobody in the agency heeded this warning, and the ministry did not receive any official correspondence on the matter."
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