Proof that the Palestinian “leadership” is not preparing its youth for an eventual coexistence with Israel. We hear repeatedly that Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah are more “moderate” than the Hamas, but by how much?
“A recent poll of Palestinian children shows a direct correlation between the PA curriculum and Palestinian children’s opinions. PMW’s newest report on Palestinian Authority schoolbooks warns that because of the PA curriculum, which repeatedly and utterly rejects Israel’s right to exist, “The well-meaning (Palestinian) student is left with no logical justification or religious option to accept Israel as a neighbor …”
” a new poll released by Near East Consulting, a Palestinian research institute, which asked Palestinians, “Does Israel have the right to exist?” Among young people ages 18 -25, those who have been most influenced by PA education, an overwhelming number – between 84% – 93% — denied Israel’s right to exist. This was higher than the overall figure of 75% who denied Israel’s right to exist.
It should be noted that PA teachings denying Israel’s right to exist are endemic throughout PA society and media, including among Fatah leaders, which would account for the high levels of denial of Israel’s legitimacy throughout PA society.
This is a troubling phenomenon that has been down played in Europe every time the issue is raised. Time for Europe to demand a change in the way the Palestinians are teaching their youth, by linking European financial aid to subsequent changes in their school books.
More here. *L* KGS