Israel exerts efforts to erase Palestinian history through school curriculum, Arab League

Apr 29,2019

Arab League warned early this week of Israeli efforts to erase Palestinian history through Judaisation of Arab curriculum in Jerusalem schools.

During the Palestinian Children Educational Affairs Council meeting, Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine and Arab Territories, Ambassador Said Abu-Ali, said education is the most important type of resistance so Israeli occupation authorities are working to undermine it.

Israel is working to impose its syllabus on Palestinian students in Jerusalem in order to erase the Palestinian identity, it also bans new schools from being set up in Arab areas and existing schools from being renovated.

The Arab League official said that this plan aims to liquidate the Palestinian cause and put pressure on the Palestinians to accept a peace plan which offers them far less than the two-state solution.

The 80th meeting of the Palestinian Children Educational Affairs Council launched on Sunday in the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to support and develop the educational process in the occupied Palestinian territories.

It also discussed the educational institutions run by UNRWA in the Arab host countries, and the agency’s role in developing and providing financial support to the curricula and training to suit the fast tech changes.

MEMO

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