European Parliament committee votes to freeze €15M to PA over inciting textbooks

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(Worthy News) - The European Parliament’s budgetary committee voted to freeze more than 15 million euros from the Palestinian Authority if they do not remove incitement from their textbooks.

“The reserve will be released,” the bill reads, “when the Palestinian Authority has committed to reform its school curriculum and textbooks to bring them in line with UNESCO standards for peace and tolerance in school education.”

The bill, an amendment to the EU’s draft budget proposed by Budgetary Control Committee chairwoman MEP Dr. Ingeborg Grässle, is expected to go to a plenary vote on October 24. If the bill passes the plenary vote, the EU will withhold €15,440,597 until the PA changes its textbooks. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]

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