The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories revealed on Tuesday a page from a Palestinian math textbook for children, in which they were asked to count the number of martyrs in the two intifadas.







Photo of the Palestinian math textbook

Photo of the Palestinian math textbook Photo Credit: Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories/Facebook

In a post on an Arabic language Facebook page run by the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, General Yoav Mordechai unveiled a page out of a Palestinian math teaching book for children. In the assignment shown on the page, the children are requested to “count shahids” [martyrs].

The post quoted the questions seen in the book: “The number of shahids in the first intifada – the stone intifada – reached 2,026 shahids and the number in the al-Aqsa intifada reached 5,050 shahids. What is the number of shahids in both intifadas?” According to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, the question is taken from a book for 8-year-old children in the West Bank.