Report: Israel to shut UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem

Report: Israel to shut UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem

National Security Council said to decide on revoking permits from UN agency for Palestinian refugees, to be replaced next year by city-run schools using Israeli curriculum

By TOI STAFF

Illustrative: A Palestinian class at the Salem School, East Jerusalem, December 6, 2017. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

Illustrative: A Palestinian class at the Salem School, East Jerusalem, December 6, 2017. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

Israeli officials are reportedly set to revoke permits for schools in East Jerusalem run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.

The move would come as the latest strike against the UN Relief and Works Agency, which has seen its budget slashed by the US and its activities in East Jerusalem increasingly curtailed by Israel.

Israel’s National Security Council decided to revoke permits allowing UNRWA schools in the city’s Palestinian neighborhood to operate, starting next school year, Israel’s Hadashot TV news reported Saturday.

According to the report, the UNRWA schools will be replaced by schools run by the Jerusalem municipality and under the aegis of the Israeli Education Ministry. Read more.......

 

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