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November 20, 2003
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The Palestinian government is distributing a high school textbook that preaches “martyrdom” and “holy war.” The Palestinian Authority is reprinting the book “Islamic Culture,” aimed at 17-year-olds in West Bank schools. The book says a Muslim martyr lives “a life of grace,” and that jihad, or holy war, “has noble and lofty aims,” the London Daily Telegraph reported.

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