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        1/5/2014, Shevat 4, 5774

      Minister to Brief Media on PA Incitement Index

      Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz has scheduled a media briefing in English for Monday, when he will present new and worrying findings regarding the messages being communicated by the Palestinian Authority education system and media under the patronage of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The findings, presented to the cabinet on Sunday, show that incitement against Israel and the Jewish people is continuing on official media channels including – inter alia –  bodies that are very close to Abbas and in educational and religious networks. The findings also show that during the period of negotiations between Israel and the PA, not only did incitement not lessen, in certain areas it even increased, and that recently, the use of prominent Nazi elements – such as the image of Hitler – has also increased.

      Referring to Abbas, Doctor Steinitz told the cabinet, "We must not ignore the fact that the Palestinian educational system and media, under the patronage of Abu Mazen and during the negotiations, are educating and inciting – on a daily basis – for the destruction of the State of Israel."