Hizbullah´s Demands, Schools Teach ´Resistance´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 02/28/12)
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Hizbullah and its allies have “taken advantage” of their role in the
government in order to force public schools and the Lebanese
University to dedicate a one-hour session for teaching the history
of ‘Resistance,’ Lebanese University (LU) students affiliated with
the Lebanese Forces party said on Monday.
The students were referring to a decision that was taken by Education
Minister Hassan Diab, The Lebanese news channel Ya Libnan reported.
In a written statement the students asked: “What Resistance are you
talking about? Are you referring to the one which plunged Lebanon
into futile wars and achieved illusory victories? Or is it the
Resistance which violated Lebanon’s sovereignty through establishing
[its own private] telecommunication networks on public properties?”
“The term ‘Resistance’ in Lebanon refers mainly to the Iranian and
Syrian backed Hezbollah militant group. Hizbullah declared victory at
the end of the 2006 war with Israel and tried to bring down the
government in 2008 over the issue of its private telecommunication
network, Ya Libnan explained.
The students lashed out against the government for allowing Hizbullah
to take advantage of its dominant role in the cabinet in order to
impose its will and achieve its goals.
In 2009, NOW Lebanon news reported that Beirut’s International
College (IC), in response to Hezbollah’s demands, one of the most
prestigious private schools in the country, agreed to cover the pages
of a middle school textbook with plaster opaque stickers, in an
effort to hide the information beneath.
At that time, Mohammad Fneish, a Hizbullah part member and minister
of labor took issue with a US textbook entitled Modern World History,
which contained information depicting Hizbullah, Hamas and Islamic
Jihad as terrorist organization.
Imad al-Ashkar, the head of private education for the ministry of
education noted that the section of the book deemed unfavorable by
Hizbullah is “is hidden totally… so no one can read anything under
it. If you try to remove the sticker to read the text, it would take
apart the page.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/28/12)
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