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Names of schools in the PA
The Palestinian Authority transmits ideological messages through the names it gives to ‎its schools. ‎

PMW has found dozens of PA Ministry of Education schools named after terrorists, ‎thereby presenting murderers who targeted civilians as role models for Palestinian ‎children. Three schools are named after the terrorist who led the most lethal terror ‎attack in Israel’s history in which 12 children and 25 adults were murdered. Names of ‎other schools glorify Martyrdom, and even one is named after a notorious Hitler ‎associate and Nazi war criminal responsible for the death of thousands. Children in ‎such schools interviewed on PA TV have explained that studying in schools named ‎after terrorists turned the terrorists into role models for the students who want to “reach ‎the level” of the terrorist their school is named after. ‎[Official PA TV, March 27, 2014]‎

The most common school name PMW has found is the name Al-Khansa – with at least ‎‎8 schools given her name. Al-Khansa is the honored mother of Islamic tradition ‎because she expressed joy over the Shahada (Martyrdom) deaths of her four children.‎ A PA schoolbook for Grade 8, explains her importance this way:
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‎“Al-Khansa witnessed the Battle of Al-Qadisiyah with her four sons. She urged them to ‎fight… They fought until all of them fell as Shahids. When the news reached her she ‎said, ‘Praise Allah who has honored me by their Shahada.’”
‎[Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 13]‎

Al-Khansa’s celebration of her four sons' deaths makes her a perfect role model for ‎Palestinian girls, as Palestinian society has chosen to teach that death is a greater ‎value than life.‎

One example of this teaching is in Palestinian Authority schoolbook for 13 year-olds ‎that teach children:
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‎“Your enemies seek life while you seek death.”
‎[Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 16]‎

Lastly, many schools are named after Israeli cities. The PA frequently presents Israeli ‎cities as if they are Palestinian cities.

The following are some examples of schools named after terrorists, Martyrs, and Israeli ‎cities:‎
Three schools named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2009
Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

1. The Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls (1) – Gaza
2. The Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls (2) – Gaza
3. The Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls – Al-Shuyoukh, Hebron
4. The Kernel of Palestine, Dalal Mughrabi Kindergarten – Dura, Hebron

Note: The high schools named after Dalal Mughrabi in Gaza and Al-Shuyoukh were cited in the official PA daily on July 8, 2009. PA TV also broadcast a segment from the high school in Gaza on March 27, 2014. The kindergarten in Dura named after Mughrabi was cited in the Al-Ayyam newspaper on May 30, 2001.
Schools named after Shadia Abu Ghazaleh 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 9, 2013
Shadia Abu Ghazaleh was active in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization and was involved in many attacks against Israel. While she was preparing a bomb for an attack in Tel Aviv in 1968, it accidentally detonated and killed her.

1. Shadia Abu Ghazaleh High School for Girls - Jabalia, Gaza Strip

A sign on the wall of the school reveals that the school belongs to the PA:
"The Palestinian National Authority
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education
The Northern Gaza Education Administration
The Shadia Abu Ghazaleh High School for Girls"

2. The Shadia Abu Ghazalah High School for Boys - Jabalia, Gaza Strip
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Three schools and a college named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2009
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

1. The Abu Jihad High School for Boys – Arabe, Jenin
2. The Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir Elementary School for Boys - Samu'a, Hebron
3. The Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir Elementary School for Boys - Al-Yamun, Jenin
4. The Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad College - Ramallah
 
Text on sign: "The Palestinian Authority
Ministry of Education and Higher Education -
Administration of Education and Teaching - Jenin
The Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir Boys' school"

Note: Three of the above schools were cited in the official PA daily, the first on July 8, 2009, the second on Oct. 21, 2009, and the fourth on Dec. 20, 2012. The third school was mentioned and shown on PA TV on May 5, 2013 (pictured above).
School named after Nazi collaborator Amin Al-Husseini 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Amin Al-Husseini was the Grand ‎Mufti of Jerusalem at the time of the ‎British Mandate. During World War ‎II he moved to Berlin, was a Nazi ‎collaborator and associate of Hitler. ‎Al-Husseini was on Yugoslovia’s ‎list of wanted war criminals, and ‎was responsible for a Muslim SS ‎division that murdered thousands ‎of Serbs and Croats. When the ‎Nazis offered to free some Jewish ‎children Al-Husseini fought against ‎their release and 5000 children ‎were sent to the gas chambers.‎

The Amin Al-Husseini Elementary School – El-Bireh ‎
Three schools named after terrorist Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2009
Abu Iyad (Salakh Khalaf) was a founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).

1. The Salah Khalaf Junior High School – Gaza
2. The Martyr (Shahid) Abu Iyad School - Rafah
3. The Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf Boys' Elementary School – Gaza
Boys' school named after Hamas terror leader Ahmed Yassin 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Ahmed Yassin was founder of the Hamas terror organization and its leader during its ‎suicide terror campaign. He was responsible for numerous terror attacks and deaths of ‎hundreds of civilians in suicide bombings. ‎

The Martyr Ahmed Yassin School for Boys – Jenin
Girls' high school named after Abu Ali Iyad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 1, 2013
Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.

The Abu Ali Iyad  High School for Girls - Qalqilya
Girls' school named after Hamas bomb builder Nash’at Abu Jabara 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Nash’at Abu Jabara was a member of Hamas and a bomb builder. He built suicide belts ‎used by suicide bombers involved in numerous terrorists attacks against Israeli civilians.

The Martyr Nash’at Abu Jabara High School for Girls – Tulkarem
Two schools named after terrorist Abu Ali Mustafa 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 26, 2012
Abu Ali Mustafa was the General Secretary of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000- 2005 (the Intifada).

1. The Abu Ali Mustafa Elementary School for Boys– Arabe, Jenin
2. The Abu Ali Mustafa Elementary School for Girls – Arabe, Jenin

Note: The school in Jenin named after Abu Ali Mustafa was most recently mentioned in a PA TV broadcast on Aug 26, 2012 and  on June 29, 2012. It was also cited in the official PA daily on July 8, 2009 and Oct. 2, 2003.
Two schools named after Munich Olympics Massacre planner Ali Hassan Salameh 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Ali Hassan Salameh was the commander of operations of the Black September terror ‎group. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the ‎Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered.‎

1. The Ali Hassan Salameh Elementary School – Gaza
‎2. The Hassan Salameh Junior High School for Girls – Gaza
Two schools named after Mustafa Hafez 
Source: PMW, Aug. 2, 2015
Mustafa Hafez was an officer in the Egyptian army who organized terror squads and sent ‎the terrorists across the border to attack Israeli civilians in the 1950’s. ‎

1. The Mustafa Hafez Elementary School for Boys – Khan Younis
2. The Mustafa Hafez School – Gaza ‎
Schools named after other terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2009
Osama Al-Najjar – Spokesperson of the “Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades,” the military wing of the Fatah during the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005)
The Martyr Osama Al-Najjar School – Khan Yunes

Kamal Adwan – A senior Fatah leader in the Sixties. Was in charge for the Fatah terror attacks in Israel:
The Kamal Adwan High School for Boys – Tel Al-Sultan, Rafah

Saa’d Sayel was a senior Fatah commander, who led the Palestinian terrorist forces which fought in Lebanon during early 1980s:

The Martyr Saa’d Sayel Elementary School for Boys– Nablus

Izzat Abu Al-Rubb was a Fatah military leader who participated in a number of terror ‎attacks against Israel. ‎
The Martyr Izzat Abu Al-Rubb High School – Jenin

Sheikh Izz A-Din Al-Qassam, an influential Islamic preacher in British Mandate Palestine during the 1930s. He led a Muslim terror group.
The Hamas terror wing is named after him – the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades:
1. The Martyr Izz A-Din Al-Qassam High School for Boys – Yaa’bad
2. The Martyr Izz A-Din [Al-Qassam]” Elementary School – Jenin
School named after Saddam Hussein 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2007
Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, was convicted by an Iraqi court of crimes ‎against humanity and executed in 2006 for ordering the Dujail massacre in Iraq in which ‎‎148 people were killed. In order to expedite his execution, it was decided not to prosecute ‎him for other crimes he committed. ‎Immediately after the execution of Saddam Hussein a school in the town of Yaa’bad was named after him. 

The Martyr Saddam Hussein School - Yaabad
    
Note: The PA daily reported on the school as follows: “Public figures and leaders in the town of Yaa’bad decided to name one of the schools and the most important street in the town after Saddam [Hussein] to eternalize his memory and to stress the values of Arabism and Jihad that he represented.” The main street in the town of Yaa’bad, renamed after Saddam Hussein, had been repaved with funding from the United States.
Eight schools named after Al-Khansa, the "Mother of Martyrs" 
Source: Palestinian Schools, July 8, 2009
Al-Khansa was an Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century). She is honored in Islamic tradition for sending her four sons to battle and rejoicing when they all died as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers. The PA has named eight schools after her:

1. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Bethlehem
2. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Jenin
3. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Nablus
4. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Han Yunis
5. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Rafah
6. The Al-Khansa Girls' High School - Absan Al-Kabira
7. The “Mother of the Martyrs [Al-Khansa]” Boys' School – Nahalyn
8. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Yatta Municipality


Schools named after Martyrs 
Source: Palestinian Schools, July 8, 2009
1. The Martyrs of Al-Zaytoon Elementary School for Boys – Gaza
2. The Martyrs of Al-Montar Elementary School for Girls – Gaza
3. The Martyrs of Gaza Elementary School for Boys – Gaza
4. The Martyrs of Shiek Radwan Elementary School for Boys – Gaza
5. The Martyrs of Al-Shati High School for Boys – Shati refugee camp, Gaza
6. The Martyrs of Rafah High School for Boys – Rafah refugee camp
7. The Martyrs of Khan Yunes Co-ed Elementary School – Khan Yunes
8. The Martyrs of Dir Al-Balah High School for Girls – Dir Al-Balah
9. The Martyrs of H’zaa  School – H’zaa
10. The Martyrs of Bany-Sohila High School for Girls – Bany-Sohila
11. The Martyrs of Al-Maraz School – Al-Marazi, central camps
12. The Martyrs of Jibalya High School – Jibalya
13. The Martyrs of Al-Aqsa Intifada School for Girls – Yata, Hebron
14. The Martyrs of Dora School for Girls – Dora
15. The Martyrs of Sorif Elementary School – Sorif
16. The Martyrs Elementary School for Boys – Anabta, Tol Karam
17. The Martyrs of Kitna High School for Boys – Kitna
18. The Martyrs of Hizma Elementary School – Hizma, Jerusalem
19. The Martyrs of Silwad High School for Boys – Silwad, Jerusalem
20. The Martyrs of Al-Aqsa Intifada School for Girls – Qalqilya
21. The Martyrs of Al-Aqsa School - Qalqilya
22. The “Martyrs” Elementary School - Qalqilya
Schools named after cities and locations in Israel 
Source: Palestinian Schools, July 8, 2009
Palestinian school books present Israeli cities as Palestinian, and schools are given the names of Israeli cities. Examples of schools named after Israeli cities and sites:

1. The Ramle Elementary School – Gaza
2. The Jaffa Elementary School – Gaza
3. The Ashdod High School – Gaza
4. The Beit Shean co-ed Elementary School – Gaza
5. The Jerusalem High School for Girls – Gaza
6. The Umm Al-Fahm High School for Girls – Beit Laheya, Northern Gaza
7. The Ein Harod Elementary School for Girls – Gaza
8. The Caesaria co-ed Elementary School – Hager Al-Dyk, Gaza
9. The Galilee High School for Girls – Gaza
10. The Safed Elementary School for Boys – Gaza
11. The Al-Majdal [Ashkelon] Junior High School for Girls – Gaza
12. The Kastel Elementary School for Boys – Gaza
13. The Lod Junior High School for Girls – Gaza
14. The Nazareth Elementary School for Girls – Gaza
15. The Carmel (Haifa) High School for Boys – Gaza
16. The Jerusalem High School for Girls – Rafah
17. The Be'er Sheva High School for Boys – Rafah
18. The Shafaram High School for Girls – Rafah
19. The Haifa High School for Girls – Khan Yunes
20. The Tiberias High School for Girls – Han Yunes
21. The Acre High School for Girls – Han Yunes refugee camp
22. The Kishon High School – Jenin
23. The Rosh HaNikra co-ed High School – Nablus district
Carmel (Haifa) school in Gaza - map erases israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 24, 2006
Palestinian school books present Israeli cities as Palestinian, and schools are given the names of Israeli cities. The outside wall of the “Carmel” School (named after a neighborhood in the Israeli city of Haifa) has a Palestinian flag over the map of Palestine that includes all of Israel.

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