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PA teachers were "the main agitators for the Intifada"
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PA teachers were "the main agitators for the Intifada" -
They must be honored, says PA TV

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

During a program on PA TV that discussed Palestinian education, the PA TV host made the following statement explaining why Palestinian teachers deserve honor:

PA TV host: "The teachers were the main agitators for the Intifada, for [Palestinian] nationalism and for awareness [of Palestinian identity]. Therefore it is our duty to honor them more."
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 21, 2010]

From the context it seems that he was referring to the first Intifada, Palestinian violence which started in 1987.

See PMW's report on Palestinian schoolbooks.