P.A. Textbooks: New State Will Replace Israel

First Publish: 11/25/2001, 7:13 PM

The Palestinian Authority is educating its young that a future Palestinian state will not live alongside Israel in peace, but will rather replace Israel. Thus reports Journalist David Bedein of The Israel Resource News Agency based on excerpts from more than 60 new Palestinian Authority textbooks, published on the website of the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace, \"www.edume.org\". The excerpts indicate that the PA is continuing its policy of educating its students to liberate all of Palestine - not just Judea, Samaria, and Gaza - for an independent Palestinian state. Bedein notes that the PA school system is financed through special grants from Japan, the US, Canada, and the European Union. The following excerpts show that the PA school system does not envision a Palestinian state living peacefully side-by-side with Israel, but actually replacing Israel:

\"In the case of our country, Palestine, this interaction [between the inhabitants\' efforts and the available resources] faces challenges of which the most important ones are: the establishment of the independent Palestinian state on our entire national soil.\" --- (The Palestinian Society - Demographic Education, Grade 11, p. 134)

\"There is no (relinquishment) of our right in Palestine.\" --- (Language exercise, Our Beautiful Language, Grade 6, pt. 1, p. 27)

\"I thought it advisable to return to my book in order to reassemble it anew and present it to the sons of Arabdom in general and to the sons of Palestine in particular, so that they will remember their usurped homeland and work for its rescue.\" --- (From the preface of Mustafa Murad al-Dabbagh\'s book \"Our country, Palestine\" as quoted in: Our Beautiful Language, Grade 6, pt. 1, p. 112)

\"The Jewish claim to historical rights to Palestine has no justification, it is a deceitful and disproved claim with no parallel in history, it is a blatant lie... they [the Arabs] have resided in it [Palestine] since the dawn of the land\'s history, before there were Jews in the world ... The Jews entered our homeland and left it just as other transient nations have entered and left it ... The Arabs, and not the Jews, are those who have the connection [to the land]. The return of the Jews to Palestine and permitting them to establish a Jewish State contradicts history\" --- Introduction to the \"Our Country, Palestine\" encyclopedia

\"There is no alternative to destroying Israel\" (ibid., p. 13).

\"The Achievements of the Palestinian Liberation Organization [include] the establishment of the independent Palestinian entity on the Palestinian lands that would be liberated.\" --- (National Education, Grade 6, 2000, p. 23)

\"The demographic problem has occupied a central place in the Arab-Israeli conflict during the last two decades. From the Palestinian point of view it has become the numerical challenge that will enable the Palestinian people during the coming two decades to stand against the Zionist settlement expansion and overcome it. From the Israeli point of view the demographic problem has become the danger hidden in the rates of natural increase among Palestinian families, which threatens in the foreseeable future the existence of a Jewish majority population... Therefore, the increase of fertility rates is a demographic weapon that can be used in resisting the occupation. It plays a positive role in winning the Arab-Israeli conflict... The net migration of the Palestinians from 1948 until 1992 was always negative, in the sense that the number of emigrants from Palestine was much greater than the number of those who entered it. The net migration became positive in 1992...\" --- (The Palestinian Society - Demographic Education, Grade 11, p. 29, 36)