Palestinians: Schools:Written question - 30195

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Asked by Scott Benton
(Blackpool South)
Asked on: 16 March 2020
Department for International Development
Palestinians: Schools
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the Palestinian Authority on the removal and replacement of textbooks from schools in the Palestinian Territories as a result of reports of anti-Semitic and extremist content in those books.
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Answered by: James Cleverly
Answered on: 25 March 2020

The UK government is deeply concerned about allegations of incitement in Palestinian Authority’s school textbooks. Ministers have regularly raised the issue of incitement in the education sector with the PA’s Minister for Education, which the Secretary of State did most recently in February this year. We are pleased that the PA are undertaking a review of their textbooks and updating them in time for the new academic year in September.

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