The booklet contain quotes and thoughts of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (Screengrab)
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A booklet promoted by the Palestinian Education Ministry hailing President Mahmoud Abbas has received criticism and mockery online, prompting the government to stress it is not an official text. The booklet, titled "Our role model, Our president," has a picture of Abbas on its cover and was said to contain quotes and thoughts of the 84-year-old leader. A number of top Palestinian officials attended an event for its launch last week, and the Education Ministry had initially said it planned to distribute it to schools.AFP was not able to obtain a copy of the booklet, despite requests to both the Education Ministry and the school where it was launched.Abbas, based in the occupied West Bank, has been in power since 2005, but polls show most Palestinians want him to resign.
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