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Palestinians: Textbooks

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL2550, tabled on 12 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK aid supports the Palestinian Authority’s production of school textbooks.

Answered on

30 March 2020

The UK does not fund textbooks in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Our education funding to the PA contributes to the salaries of carefully vetted education public servants, including teachers. Following allegations of incitement in the Palestinian Authority’s school textbooks, the UK secured agreement from our European partners to lead an independent review of the textbooks, which is underway. We expect interim findings by June 2020 and full findings later in the year.