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PA Ministry of Education to kids: There is no Israel, “the entire land is ours, from the Sea to the River”

While participating in a school event marking Palestinian Keffiyeh Day – i.e., Arab headdress day – Palestinian school children at the Kafr Qaddum High School for Girls in Qalqilya received a strong message: “Palestine – the entire land is ours, from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River.”

Images from the event posted by the PA Ministry of Education show that several PA maps of “Palestine” that erase Israel were prominently displayed at the event. The PA ministry wrote that similar celebrations were held “in all the homeland’s schools.”

The image below shows a man speaking at the event. Behind him are three versions of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine.” The poster in the middle announces that the event is held “under the auspices of Qalqilya District Governor Rafe’ Rawajbeh and [PA] Minister of Education Marwan Awratani.” The third map erasing Israel is displayed on a tripod (left of speaker) and is covered in the colors of the Palestinian flag with a keffiyeh pattern overlaid on it.

“The [Qalqilya District] Education Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education) and the Fatah Movement Qalqilya branch, under the auspices of Qalqilya District Governor Rafe’ Rawajbeh and [PA] Minister of Education Marwan Awratani, held the Palestinian Keffiyeh Day festival (i.e., Arab headdress) at the Kafr Qaddum High School for Girls.”

Read More: Palestinian Media Watch