July 1, 2018
A curious item appeared last month on the Facebook page of the Palestinian Ministry of Education.
“The UNRWA Director in Jerusalem, Scott Anderson … confirmed that the Palestinian curriculum was completely devoid of any incitement, stressing that such curricula were devoted to students, the love of science, life and creativity…” (Google translation)
UNRWA is the UN agency charged with providing health services, education, and other aid to Palestinian refugees who were driven out of conflict areas when neighboring Arab states tried to destroy Israel during the 1948 War of Independence.
The Facebook post came at a charged moment, amid mounting international criticism of Palestinian Authority (PA) textbooks used to teach Palestinian school children in the West Bank and Gaza.