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Mahmoud Abbas
Zakariya Al-Agha
Azzam Al-Ahmad
Mahmoud Al-Aloul
Yasser Arafat
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Marwan Barghouti
Muhammad Dahlan
Sultan Abu Al-Einein
Saeb Erekat
Salam Fayyad
Laila Ghannam
Mahmoud Al-Habbash
Amal Hamad
Rami Hamdallah
Atallah Hanna
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein
Yusuf Ida'is
Hanna Issa
Issa Karake
Muhammad Al-Madani
Ibrahim Mudayris

Jamal Muhaisen

Nasser Al-Qidwa

Ahmed Qurei

Jibril Rajoub
Samir Al-Rifai
Sabri Saidam
Dalal Salameh
Nabil Shaath
Hussein Al-Sheikh
Muhammad Shtayyeh
Tawfiq Tirawi
Abbas Zaki
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 presents child poet with plaque with map of “Palestine” replacing Israel
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Mar. 6, 2019

Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam

Posted text: “Sidra Al-Shawamreh, the promising poet, honored me with her visit as a guest of [the TV program] In the Minister’s Seat”

The picture shows PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam with a young girl, Sidra Al-Shawamreh, holding a plaque of honor on which is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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PA Education minister heads “Committee to Fight Israeli Incitement… against the Palestinian people, its national curricula, and its institutions, and particularly the educational institutions”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 24, 2019
Headline: “The Committee to Fight Israeli Incitement discussed the ways of response”
     “The Committee to Fight Israeli Incitement, led by [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam, held its periodic meeting yesterday [Feb. 23, 2019] at the [PA] Ministry of Education building. It discussed the ways to deal with the occupation’s constant incitement against the Palestinian people, its national curricula, and its institutions, and particularly the educational institutions.
The participants in the meeting emphasized… that it is important to continue to fight the Israeli propaganda and debunk it through the media, international human rights organizations, and relevant bodies.”

Sabri Saidam also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology.

PA Education Minister conveyed greetings and "gesture of loyalty" to terrorist and his family from PA leadership and Fatah Central Committee
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 4, 2019
Headline: “The [Fatah] Movement Office in the [PA] Ministry of Education honors the mother of the most veteran prisoner Karim Younes”
      “The [Fatah] Movement office in the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education honored the mother of the most veteran prisoner and Fatah Central Committee member, fighter Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice), yesterday [Feb. 3, 2019].
This was during a ceremony that was held at the Martyr Yasser Arafat Auditorium with the participation of [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education and Fatah Central Committee member Sabri Saidam… Saidam emphasized that this event constitutes a gesture of loyalty to prisoner Younes and his family. He conveyed the greetings of the Palestinian leadership and the [Fatah] Central Committee members to them, and said that he thinks that this tribute ceremony has special significance at this time, when the occupation’s actions against the prisoners and detainees are escalating. The minister again emphasized that the Ministry of Education will remain the most loyal to the national values and to the symbols who have defended the national enterprise. He thanked everyone who supports the ministry and defends it, its positions, and its curricula.”
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PA Education Minister: “Israel is no longer acting in the framework of moral rules or international rules,” Palestinians have a right to teach children “the established ideology about the resistance and war against this occupation”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 2, 2019
Official PA TV News, hosting PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam

PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam: “Israel is no longer acting in the framework of moral rules or international rules. Study is guaranteed for everyone, and it is the right of the state or people living under occupation to first of all teach its children its history and geography, and secondly the established ideology about the resistance and war against this occupation, and this is guaranteed in the international framework of laws.”

Sabri Saidam also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology.

PA forms new committee to fight against Israeli “incitement against the education sector”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 28, 2018
      “The Dealing with the Israeli Incitement Against the Education Committee, led by [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam, held its first meeting yesterday [Oct. 27, 2018] in the ministry’s headquarters in order to discuss the response mechanism to the ongoing Israeli incitement against the education sector, particularly in Jerusalem.  Present at the meeting were the director-generals of the [PA] Ministries of Education, Information, and Women’s Affairs… and [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf-Al-Mahmoud… Saidam called on the international community to bear responsibility and stand by our people against this attack, and emphasized the need to muster all possible efforts in order to realize the desired goals in this context. Saidam said that all the bodies need to cooperate with the committee, and praised the ideas and the work plan presented on the topic. He noted the difficulties of this stage, in the shadow of the occupation’s methodical attack against the education sector, and expressed confidence in the committee’s ability to realize its goals with all of its might.”

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“[Europe] was sick of the behavior of the Jews and planned to get rid of them” - PA Minister of Education posts video explaining Balfour Declaration
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Nov. 2, 2018

Posted text:
"101 years since the ominous promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration), and soon a year since the new ominous promise (i.e., US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem and promise to transfer the US embassy to it). Here is a simple explanation of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) for its anniversary, which is today [Nov. 2, 2018]"

Narrator: "The nightmare was created by Britain and was realized on the land of Palestine. Britain gave a right which it did not have to one not entitled to it: [A right] to our land in the form of a state, which is now known as 'Israel' …
It was said that the old continent [Europe] was sick of the behavior of the Jews at the time, and therefore it planned to get rid of them. It was also said that Israel’s establishment would guarantee the division of the region for the West, and give it a foothold in the Arab homeland, which was afterwards called 'The Middle East'…
British Foreign Secretary at the time Arthur James Balfour stabbed a dagger into the soft belly of Palestine. He took upon himself a promise from one without ownership to one not entitled, as if he was the owner of the land and not a colonialist…
This is just a drop in the sea of Britain's crimes against our people, whose existence it has insisted on denying despite its Phoenician and Canaanite roots."
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PA Minister of Education meets with representatives of donor countries, claims Israel is committing “violations against education,” and that there is a “policy of Israelization and Judaization in Jerusalem”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 27, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Education discussed increasing the support for the education sector with the donors and its international partners”

“The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education… held the regular meeting yesterday [Sept. 26, 2018] with the donors and international partners, in order to increase the cooperation and help the education sector.
Participating in the meeting were [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam… Ambassador of Finland to the State of Palestine Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen, Director of the UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) office in Palestine Lodovico Folin Calabi, representatives of other donor states, and international and national partners…
Regarding the violations against education, Saidam said: ‘We are continuing our efforts to curb the occupation’s attack and its targeting of schools and educational institutions. We have increased the presence of the ministry’s teams in Khan Al-Ahmar (i.e., a site where Palestinian Bedouins illegally erected dwellings and a school; see note below –Ed.), and we are struggling against the policy of Israelization and Judaization in Jerusalem, as the occupation’s attack against the education in the city is continuing, and the occupation is declaring this explicitly. Therefore we have declared this year as “the year of education in Jerusalem,” in order to defend the holy city and the education sector in it’…
Saidam sent two messages, the first to the donors, in which he emphasized that education is Palestine’s future… and the second to the education community: ‘Continue recording achievements despite the obstacles that the occupation is placing, and continue to work with team spirit.’"

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PA education minister holds sketch of map of “Palestine” that erases Israel
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 23, 2018

The picture accompanying the following article shows PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam holding a sketch of the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, with "Palestine" written on it in Arabic and English.


"The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education, represented by [PA] Minister [of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam, signed three memorandums of understanding yesterday [Sept. 22, 2018] for supporting the education sector in Palestine, including two agreements with the Teacher Creativity Center , represented by its director, Rifat Al-Sabah, and a third with the Women's Studies Center , represented by its director, Sama Uweida."
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PA Education Minister: Israeli accusation that PA schoolbooks incite is “a lie and a falsehood,” Israeli curriculum incites against Palestinians and attempts to “erase their history and geography”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 20, 2018
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Education: Israel is continuing to incite against our education system”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education emphasized that Israel is continuing to incite against the Palestinian education system… During his meeting with European Parliament member Eider Gardiazabal Rubial… [PA] Minister [of Education Sabri Saidam] briefed the parliament member on the occupation’s violations and its wild attack against the Palestinian schoolbooks… Saidam reemphasized that everyone is welcome to examine the Palestinian schoolbooks, and noted that Israel is the first and foremost inciter against the [PA] education. He added that its accusation, according to which the national schoolbooks incite, is a lie and a falsehood. Saidam called on everyone to examine the Israeli schoolbooks in order to understand the scope of the incitement against the Palestinians and the attempt to erase their history and geography.”

UNRWA official at meeting with PA Education Minister: “There is not any incitement in the [Palestinian] schoolbooks”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 28, 2018
Headline: “UNRWA: There is no incitement in the Palestinian schoolbooks”
    “UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) Director in Jerusalem [and the West Bank] Scott Anderson emphasized that there is not any incitement in the [Palestinian] schoolbooks. He emphasized that these schoolbooks establish the love of knowledge, life, and creation within the students, and that they do not incite as the Israeli occupation claims. This was said during a meeting that was held today [May 28, 2018] between Anderson and [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam at the [PA] Ministry [of Education] building. The two sides discussed ways of strengthening the cooperation in order to serve the Palestinian educational sector – particularly in the shadow of the war that the occupation is waging against this sector, and in the shadow of the pressures that are being exerted on UNRWA through cutting the financial aid that is given to it (refers to the US cutting funding to UNRWA; see note below –Ed.)...”

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PA Education Minister denies Israeli charges of incitement in PA schoolbooks; claims Israeli schoolbooks “call for violence and murder”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2018
Headline: “Saidam briefs a Finnish minister about the status of the education…”
       “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education, [Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, and Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam briefed F innish Minister for [Foreign] Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen and members of her entourage regarding the status of the educational sector in Palestine. [He also briefed them] on the challenges and difficulties that the educational sector is dealing with due to the steps of the occupation, which is waging an incitement campaign against it, and particularly against the schoolbooks… Saidam emphasized that the [PA] Ministry [of Education] is showing great interest in taking additional steps of development in the field of education, in a way that will ensure the improvement of its quality and implementation, and in utilizing the Finnish support for initiatives whose goal is promoting this essential sector. He refuted the claims of the occupation and its incessant campaign, according to which there is incitement in the Palestinians’ schoolbooks. Saidam again emphasized that the occupation’s schoolbooks are the ones that call for violence and murder, which is proven by the crimes that the occupation soldiers are committing against the Palestinian people… He gave the minister a booklet documenting the incitement in the occupation state’s schoolbooks.”

Finland grants 3 million euros in aid to the PA education sector
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Apr. 26, 2018
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Education signs an agreement with Finland granting additional aid to the educational sector”
     “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam signed a cooperation agreement today (Thursday) [April 26, 2018] with Representative of Finland in Palestine Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen, according to which Finland will grant the Palestinian educational sector 3 million euros of additional aid through support for the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s strategic development plan…
Saidam emphasized that this agreement proves that Finland is making sure to support the educational sector in Palestine. He expressed his appreciation for this strategic support, which helps the ministry implement its strategic plans whose goal is to bring about a significant boost in the field of education. Heikkinen… emphasized Finland’s commitment to continue this support in a way that will contribute to the development of this crucial sector and the improvement of its performance.”

Questions at National Knowledge Quiz for Youth glorify terrorists and terror attacks, with participation of PA Education Minister
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 7, 2018
Official PA TV, live broadcast of the 2017-2018 PA National Knowledge Quiz for Youth in El-Bireh

National Knowledge Quiz host: “[Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology, and] Head of the Board of Directors of the [PA-supported] Yasser Arafat Foundation Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa, [PA] Minister of Education and High Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam, honored ladies and gentlemen in the audience with all their names and titles – welcome. We welcome you to the finals of the 2017-2018 National Knowledge Quiz…The goal of this quiz is to strengthen the collective awareness of our rights and our problem, and also to strengthen our identity. The organizers of the quiz – the Yasser Arafat Foundation and the [PA] Ministry of Education and High Education, with the media participation of the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation – hope to develop this quiz and through it reach every Palestinian home in order to strengthen our people’s resolve to achieve victory.”

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PA Education Minister: Israel’s accusation of incitement in the PA schoolbooks is an “outright lie;” PA and UK continue cooperation in education
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 4, 2018
Headline: “Saidam to the British consul-general: Israel’s accusing the Palestinian curricula of incitement is an outright lie”
      “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam said that the Palestinian curricula are open for everyone to check, and that Israel’s accusing them of incitement is an outright lie. While meeting yesterday [April 3, 2018] with British Consul-General in Jerusalem Philip Hall at the ministry building in Ramallah, Saidam said that Israel always refuses investigations of its own curricula . He added that the incitement against the Palestinian education system and the national curricula in particular is one of the characteristics of the occupation, something that many international – and even Israeli – studies have exposed and dealt with. Saidam again emphasized that the Palestinian curricula include human and national content. He called on the international media bodies that are interested in education to pay attention to the occupation state’s curricula, to examine their content, and to check the stereotypes and incitement materials that they contain. The British consul expressed his country’s support for the education [system] and for broadening the horizons of cooperation through many joint programs and initiatives, which attests to education’s role and mission in developing and advancing societies.”

Fatah Facebook posts image of young girl with key to promote right of return
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 29, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a young girl with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) on her head and a Palestinian flag on her right shoulder, holding a key that symbolizes the “right of return” of the Palestinian refugees.

Text on image at top left:
"March 30
Land Day"

Text on image at top right:
"#Returning"

Text on image at bottom:
"The right of return –
There is no retreat from it"

Posted text: "The right of return – there is no retreat from it"

Land Day – annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and building purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.

Educational responsibility to return glory to fighting Palestinian women such as terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi, says PA school principal
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 19, 2018
      “The El-Bireh High School for Girls yesterday [March 18, 2018] celebrated the opening of The Al-Yasser Cultural Forum and the unveiling of a wall display that tells the life story of late [PA] President Yasser Arafat. This was in the presence of [PA] Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen… and school principal Nida Abd Rabbo…
Minister Saidam said… that the Israelis are accusing the Palestinian curriculum of incitement to murder, but we call for life and love. Muhaisen… expressed joy over what he heard from the female students regarding the history and life story of late leader Yasser Arafat…
Abd Rabbo spoke about the idea to establish the forum and the goals it hopes to achieve. She said: ‘Its goal is to strengthen the affiliation with Palestine and its history, and to adhere to the Palestinian identity, because this is a great educational responsibility. The forum’s goal is also to return the glory to the fighting Palestinian girls and women such as Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and others who sacrificed their lives for Palestine, and also to provide information and knowledge to these female students during recesses, and to engage in drawing, recycling, agriculture, and other works and ideas that can contribute to strengthening the affiliation with the school, city, homeland, and [Palestinian] cause.’”
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PA Education Ministry: Israel is “distorting” the PA curriculum, as part of “racist plans” to “occupy the collective consciousness and harm the Palestinian historical narrative”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2018
         “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education condemned the occupation municipality in Jerusalem for distorting the Palestinian [PA] curriculum, and said that this act is a despicable crime of forgery.
It emphasized that the religious ruling issued by the Palestinian Dar Al-Ifta (lit. house of religious rulings, the office of the PA Mufti of Jerusalem –Ed.) on Sept. 20, 2017, which bans teaching the Israeli curriculum in the Palestinian schools in Jerusalem, is valid to this day. On the same matter, the ministry emphasized that it will thwart any attempt and policy whose goal is to distort the curricula… and will thwart all of the racist plans whose goal is to occupy the collective consciousness and harm the Palestinian historical narrative… [PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Dr. Sabri] Saidam noted that the distortion of the national curricula in Jerusalem by removing several lessons and pictures and manipulating the contents again reveals the occupation authorities’ intentions, and their attempts to deprive the young generations of their national history and culture.”

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PA Education Minister: Israel is carrying out “brutal incitement campaign” against the PA curriculum; puts pressure [led by PMW] on donors regarding changing names of schools named after terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2018
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Education and the Accountability for Violence Against Children Association completed [the project] For a Secure Palestinian Childhood"
        "[PA Minister of Education and Higher Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri] Saidam emphasized the significance of this project, which is taking place at the same time as the incessant Israeli attack against [Palestinian] education in general, and against the Palestinian curricula in particular. He emphasized that the one that should be held responsible is the occupation, which has murdered hundreds of children and students… Yesterday, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education… [also] honored a group of male and female principals of schools that take initiative and excel, with the participation of Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam… Saidam spoke about the brutal incitement campaign that the occupation is leading against the education sector, and particularly about the targeting of the Palestinian curricula. He noted the pressures that the occupation is attempting to exert on the donors, especially in the matter of changing the names of the [PA] schools."

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PA Education Minister presents student with honorary plaque featuring map of “Palestine” that erases Israel
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Feb. 8, 2018

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

Posted text: “A morning of creativity and saying farewell to the female students Razan Shouman and Tala Shbeita, who will represent Palestine in the annual Arabic speech contest, and a morning of honoring blind female student Tala Khader for her excellence in the field of poetry.”

The image shows PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam presenting blind female student Tala Khader with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Along the map is written: “My homeland Palestine”

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Map hanging on wall in PA school presents all of Israel and the PA areas as “Palestine”
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Feb. 8, 2018

Images posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

The image shows PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam in a classroom of the new Sheikh Ali Al-Shadhili Al-Karaki School in Hebron. Hanging on a wall in the upper right of the image is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Sabri Saidam also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology