1. Palestine firmly on the map
Morocco’s Ministry of Education denied rumors on social media regarding a school book with a map that was said to omit Palestine.
The ministry released a statement saying that it “categorically denied that an approved schoolbook would contain a map without Palestine.”
It said several websites and social media platforms had circulated a picture of a map, claiming it was from a school book.
The picture that was circulated appears to show Arab state flags on a map of the Levant region, but with an Israeli flag over the Palestinian territories.
2. Egypt’s nature reserves ‘are public property’
The Egyptian Cabinet’s media center has denied news claiming that the government intends to privatize nature reserves. The Ministry of Environment reaffirmed that nature reserves’ lands are public property and are protected by the constitution and the law. The ministry reaffirmed that they may not be sold, traded or owned in any way.
It also said that these were mere rumors intended to provoke public opinion on the matter.