PA and Fatah personalities
Mahmoud Abbas
Zakariya Al-Agha
Azzam Al-Ahmad
Mahmoud Al-Aloul
Yasser Arafat
Hanan Ashrawi
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 Minister of Education honors terrorist who murdered 19-year-old policewoman
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 12, 2016
     “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education, Sabri Saidam visited… the exam halls of the Martyr (Shahid) Izzat Abu Al-Rub High School. The visit was held in honor of the souls of three of its students who died this year as Martyrs and in light of the fact that the occupation's bullets prevented them from taking their exams now as their friends are doing. Saidam again emphasized the loyalty to the path of the martyrs and the deceased, to their sacrifice and their last wills… The students taking the high school matriculation exams in the school’s different courses of study, who number 175, gave themselves the name: ’Class of Martyrs Kmeil and Abu Al-Rub.’ Minister Saidam said: ‘After the announcement of the results of the high school matriculation exams, a tribute to the Martyrs' families will be held at this school as a sign of loyalty to them and to their sacrifice.’”
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PA approves university curriculum teaching about the "issue of [Palestinian] prisoners" in Israeli jails
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Council for Higher Education decides to approve a university curriculum that deals with prisoners”
      “The [PA] Council for Higher Education decided to approve a curriculum in Palestinian universities that deals with the issue of prisoners, out of appreciation for the prisoners and to focus attention on their cause, which is at the [top of] the national priorities. This was during a periodic meeting of the council, which was held yesterday, headed by [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam. The council emphasized the great interest in the prisoners’ cause … and noted that this curriculum will establish among the students [an awareness] of the justice of the prisoners’ cause and the suffering that they are experiencing… The council noted that three Palestinian universities are teaching this curriculum, and that in the future these programs will be evaluated, in preparation for their being taught in all the universities.”

Note: There are 6,000 Palestinians serving time in Israeli prisons (as of September 2015), some of whom murdered or planned the murders of Israeli civilians. All of these prisoners were imprisoned for security offenses and terror related crimes.

Hebron Education Directorate holds mourning vigil and plants tree to commemorate teenage terrorist
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 16, 2016
Headline: "Directorate of Education in Hebron organized a mourning vigil for the student Martyr Al-Uweiwi"
     "The Hebron Education Directorate held a mourning vigil in memory of the student Martyr (Shahida) Kilzar Muhammad Abd Al-Halim Al-Uweiwi, one of the students at the Widad Nasser Al-Din High School for Girls, led by the Head of the Hebron Education Directorate Sami Marwah...
After the recitation of the [Quranic] sura Al-Fatiha for the Martyr's soul and the souls of all the Martyrs, Marwah gave a speech in which he conveyed the condolences of [PA] Minister of Education [and Higher Education] Sabri Saidam to the school, the Al-Uweiwi family, and the Martyr's relatives. Likewise, he emphasized the depth of the educational and national message conveyed by the students and the entire Education Directorate staff in the shadow of the harsh political and security conditions, which demonstrates the Palestinian people's will to achieve its freedom and independence, despite all the racist attempts and acts of the Israeli occupation army and its settlers... Marwah and the participants planted an olive tree in the school's garden to commemorate her, and in order to emphasize the right of the Palestinian people to live in dignity and independence and defend its holy Islamic sites."
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Item published by Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency on Feb. 15, 2016 and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Feb. 16, 2016

Kilzar Al-Uweiwi - 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian bystander in Hebron on Feb. 13, 2016. Al-Uweiwi was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.

PA Education Minister: Palestinian flag in schools demonstrates “loyalty to the blood of the Martyrs”
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Jan. 3, 2016
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

Posted text: “The schools in the State of Palestine have raised the Palestinian flag this morning [Jan. 3, 2015] in response to the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s call to commemorate [Palestinian ] flag day in schools on this day every year… In order to emphasize the flag’s status as a symbol of sovereignty, independence, and freedom, Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam participated this morning, together with students of schools in [the village of] Kobar, which are subordinated to the Ramallah and El-Bireh Education Administration, in the ‘flag day’ events in the schools... In his speech, Saidam emphasized that cherishing the Palestinian flag in the homeland’s schools demonstrates the inculcation of noble values and ideas in the young souls, and the loyalty to the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids), the struggle of the prisoners and the sacrifices of the wounded. He also praised the residents of the village of Kobar, and mentioned the prisoner leader [Palestinian Parliament Member] Marwan Barghouti, who serves time in the occupation’s prison camps for the freedom and honor of our people and the young generations.”

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PA Ministry of Education posts pictures of Education Minister with map of “Palestine” replacing Israel
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Dec. 14, 2015

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

The Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education posted several photos from an event for the launch of a project called Smart School. One of the photos shows PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam holding a certificate of appreciation which shows a map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel. District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam also appears in the picture. It is unclear who awarded the certificate to whom, and for what purpose.

PA Hebron Administration of Education organizes mourning vigil for terrorist stabber who was “executed” by Israel
Source: Al-Ayyam, Dec. 7, 2015
Headline: "Hebron Administration of Education organized a mourning vigil for the student Martyr Fanoun"
      "The Hebron Administration of Education organized a mourning vigil for the soul of Martyr (Shahid) Mustafa Fanoun (i.e., terrorist stabber), who was a student at the Huda Abd Al-Nabi Elementary School for Boys...The Hebron Administration of Education stated yesterday [Dec. 7, 2015] that [the head of the administration, Bassam Madhat] Tahbub spoke during the vigil, conveying the condolences of [PA] Minister of Education Sabri Saidam to the Fanoun family, the school family, and the relatives of the Martyr, and emphasized the depth of the educational message being transmitted by the students and educational staff in the shadow of the difficult conditions being experienced by the Palestinian people...It should be noted that the boy, Martyr Mustafa Fanoun, 15, was executed together with his cousin Tahr Fanoun, 19, in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood [of Hebron], near the checkpoint at the entrance to Al-Shahuda St. in the city, last Thursday evening [Dec. 4, 2015]."

Mustafa Fanoun –15-year-old Palestinian terrorist who, together with his 17-year-old  cousin, Tahr Fanoun, stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron on Dec. 4, 2015. Mustafa and Tahr Fanoun were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.

PA Ministry of Education opposes changing name of school named after terrorist
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 26, 2015
Headline: "Saidam: 'Kanafani is a national figure, and the affront to prominent people and symbols is offensive"
        "Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam emphasized that national symbols must not be denigrated in any way, and that the naming of schools and changes are the responsibility of the Minister of Education, by a direct decision of the Ministry or the Name Committee. Saidam stated today [Aug. 26, 2015] in an interview with Radio 'Mawtini' (radio station of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission -Ed.): 'It is regretful that Hamas changed the name of the Rafah school that was named after Ghassan Kanafani. A notice was published in Gaza, according to which this didn't happen, however published documents clarify that this indeed did happen...'
Saidam stated: 'The Fatah movement opposes the change [of name] of the street named after Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Yassin, as our ethics and principles do not allow us [to do this], for how can a Palestinian harm national figures of prominence and Martyr leaders?'"
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Ghassan Kanafani - was a leader and spokesman of the terror organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.


Fatah official: “Israel has decided to execute our nation”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 2, 2015
The Israeli Electric Company cut off electricity to two Palestinian towns for a limited period of time (February 2015) in order to pressure the PA to pay part of its billion shekel debt to Israel for electricity. The following is the response from Fatah official Sabri Saidam:

Headline: “Analysts: Power cut by Israel signals large-scale financial losses”
     “Dr. Sabri Saidam, Deputy ‎Secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary ‎Council and President [Mahmoud Abbas’] ‎advisor for communications and ‎information technology, said that by cutting power [to PA cities], Israel has decided to execute our nation, the last power cut to the cities Nablus and Jenin having lasted an hour…”

Abbas advisor calls Hamas' use of terror tunnels "quality operations"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 24, 2014
Official PA TV program Palestine This ‎Morning hosted Deputy ‎Secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary ‎Council and President Mahmoud Abbas’ ‎advisor for communications and ‎information technology, Dr. Sabri Saidam:
    
“For ‎decades, Israel has refrained from ‎announcing its casualties during war in ‎order to avoid harming the morale of its ‎soldiers. We are seeing [things] we ‎haven’t seen in previous wars. We are ‎seeing quality operations of infiltration ‎behind the Israeli occupation’s lines, and ‎tunnels designed for that purpose, as well ‎as quality attacks that have done damage ‎to the Israeli army – so there is a state of ‎embarrassment and confusion. I say, the ‎‎[Israeli] army may well be losing its ‎balance. But perhaps the most annoying ‎thing [for Israel] is the talk about the ‎kidnapped soldier... But even more ‎important was the report yesterday of the ‎airline companies having cancelled their ‎flights to the [Israeli] Lod airport. And this ‎airport – that is, the security system ‎crashed, and the missile battery defending ‎the airport can no longer stop these ‎attacks, since a rocket fell one kilometer ‎from the airport.”‎

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Abbas advisor: "Anyone who has the ability to attack [Israel] – please do"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 12, 2013
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem interviewed Dr. Sabri Saidam, advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on technological issues, about cyber attack on Israel.
Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on technological issues Dr. Sabri Saidam: “What happened last week, which was an especially full week, was in fact the mother of all digital battles, with no less than 10,000 attackers participating in this attack… In this context, I said: ‘This is an invitation’ – when this [cyber] attack began, it was a kind of open invitation to all attackers – go ahead, please, anyone who has the ability to attack [Israel] – please do.’”

Abbas’ advisor: Every Palestinian child must learn about terrorist Abu Ali Iyad
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 25, 2012
PA TV program Palestine This Morning about the 41st anniversary of the Martyr (Shahid) death of leader Mamdouh Sabri Saidam.
Studio guest: Dr. Sabri Saidam, son of Mamdouh Sabri Saidam, and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology

     Saidam: "These [school] curricula are what embed [the memory of the past] in the [younger] generation, in the imagination and minds of our children. They always buttress this memory. There must be preparation in our schools, our institutions, our streets, our neighborhoods, our books, our curricula. They must implant and support Palestinian memory and sustain [our] collective ideology… However, there are Martyrs who have no children; Martyrs who have no [physical] presence. Abu Ali Iyad exists in our conscience and in our history and in our future, but he has no children. Does Abu Ali Iyad need children – his own children – in order to be remembered? No. Every young lion cub (i.e., Palestinian child) must [know Abu Ali Iyad's heritage]. Today, [through] social networks, [for example]."

Note: Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966, and was responsible for several terror attacks.

Abbas advisor: Every Palestinian child must remember terrorist Abu Iyad
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 25, 2012
 PA TV program Palestine This Morning. Studio guest: Dr. Sabri Saidam, advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on technological issues .
     Saidam: "These [school] curricula are what embed [the memory of the past] in the [younger] generation, in the imagination and minds of our children. They always buttress this memory. There must be preparation in our schools, our institutions, our streets, our neighborhoods, our books, our curricula. They must implant and support Palestinian memory and sustain [our] collective ideology… However, there are Martyrs who have no children; Martyrs who have no [physical] presence. Abu Ali Iyad exists in our conscience and in our history and in our future, but he has no children. Does Abu Ali Iyad need children – his own children – in order to be remembered? No. Every young lion cub (i.e., Palestinian child) must [know Abu Ali Iyad's heritage]. Today, [through] social networks, [for example]."

Note: Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966, and was responsible for several terror attacks. In a filler, official PA TV wrote the following:
"He was appointed [by Fatah] to set up military operations on the occupied lands [Israel] in 1966. He led the attack on the Beit Yosef colony [Israeli town], one of the fiercest [attacks] on Israeli colonies until then. He also led a number of operations, including the attacks on the colonies [Israeli towns] Margaliot, Manara and Kfar Giladi. When in Jordan, he carried out various military operations against the occupation’s army camps and colonies [in Israel]. He died as a Shahid (Martyr) in 1971."

Abbas advisor expresses "his pride" in terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, and supports naming a square after her
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 14, 2011
Headline: “Residents insist on naming square in Ramallah after the Shahida (Martyr) Dalal Mughrabi”
     “Popular Palestinian activists announced yesterday that they were insisting on naming a square in Ramallah after the Shahida Dalal Mughrabi...
Deputy secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council [and advisor to Abbas], Sabri Saidam, told Agence France Presse: ‘Today a popular inauguration of the junction is being held. There has been insistence on naming this junction after the Shahida Dalal Mughrabi. Every one of us has tried in his own way to express his pride in this Shahida.’
The junction was supposed to be inaugurated in March 2010, but Israeli protest at naming the junction after Dalal Mughrabi caused the PA to postpone the official inauguration.
Saidam said: ‘The inauguration of the junction and the naming of roads lie within the jurisdiction of the local government in each town. What I know for certain is that there is no official withdrawal from [the intention to] name the junction after the Shahida Dalal.’...
Senior Fatah members said that they had decided to inaugurate the “Shahida Dalal Mughrabi” square in the town of El-Bireh, close to Ramallah, despite Israel’s threats in the past to destroy it...
A granite slab has been placed at the center of the square, featuring an engraved image of Dalal Mughrabi inside a map of historical Palestine, in the shape of a sail. Another photograph of Dalal has been placed in a different spot on the square; she is draped in a Palestinian keffiyeh and holds an AK-47 machine gun.”

Note: 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.

Abbas advisor proposes naming city square after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Source: Al-Ayyam, Mar. 10, 2011
     "Advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas... The weapons must be turned towards the main enemy (i.e., Israel)"
"Advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas and under-secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, Sabri Saidam, delivered a speech in which he criticized [the fact] that many leaders don’t participate in the [events marking] the anniversary of Martyrs... He emphasized that the weapons must be turned towards the main enemy [Israel] and that internal differences of opinion must be set aside. Saidam noted the awful living conditions of the families of Shahids (Martyrs), in the country and outside of it, and as proof he said that the allowance to the family of Shahida (Martyr) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., leader of the bus hijacking in 1978 in which 37 civilians were murdered) is a mere $123. He… emphasized that the anniversary of Dalal's Martyrdom-seeking (i.e., her terror attack) should be honored by inaugurating a square in her name in the city of El-Bireh."
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Note: 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.

Al Quds University celebrates 33rd anniversary of Mughrabi terror attack
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 10, 2011
Headline: “Al-Quds Open University marks anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dalal Mughrabi with a call to approve the Families of Shahids (Martyrs) Law”
     “Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, Sabri Saidam, emphasized that the Shahids (Martyrs) are the ones who should ascend the highest dais, because they proved to the world that they are entrusted with the sacred mission, since they sacrificed themselves for the sake of the homeland. He said this yesterday, as the Al-Quds Open University marked the 33rd anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dalal Mughrabi, in cooperation with the Palestinian Writers’ Union and the National Union of Families of Shahids, in the presence of Sabri Saidam; member of the Revolutionary Council, Nayef Sweitat; Secretary General of the Palestinian Writers’ Union, Murad Al-Sudani; Secretary General of the National Association of Shahids’ Families, Muhammad Sbeihat; Dean of Student Affairs at the university, Muhammad Shahin; sister of the Shahida (Martyr), Rashida Mughrabi; and several writers, family members of Shahids, and students. Saidam emphasized that the Shahida Mughrabi remains in [our] minds and in our dreams…"