The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday blasted as “terrorism”
Israel’s decision to close an Arab elementary school in Jerusalem due
to its spreading of incitement.
The Al Nkhba School in the Sur Baher neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem
was ordered to be closed after it was discovered that the school had
been established by officials affiliated with the Hamas terrorist
organization, and that the curriculum included severe incitement
against the State of Israel.
The PA’s public diplomacy bureau said in response that the closure was
yet another part of Israel’s “terrorist activities”, adding that
Israel’s claims that there was incitement in the school’s curriculum
The statement claimed that Israel is systematically working against
Palestinian Arab educational institutions as evidenced by demolition of
buildings, attempts to impose the "poisonous" Israeli curriculum on the
schools, breaking into school buildings, and killing and detention of
teachers and students.
The public diplomacy bureau called on the European Union and on UNESCO
to take immediate action to bring an end to Israeli “terror” and its
alleged attempts to cancel the Palestinian curriculum and introduce in
its place an Israeli curriculum “based on incitement to racial hatred
and terrorism” against Palestinian Arabs.