Palestinian schools in Jerusalem shut doors to protest Israel-imposed textbooks

Ramallah, Sep 20 (IANS) Nearly 150 Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem have shut down to challenge endeavors of the Israeli government to control course books and force the Israeli educational plan.

Around 100,000 understudies on mOnday ceased from going to their schools in consistence with the strike, an admonition step after the Israeli government started going to corrective lengths against schools to compel them to “drop the Palestinian story from the educational programs they instruct and to incorporate the Israeli account just”, official Palestinian news organization WAFA revealed.

Ziad al-Shamali, top of the Association of Guardians in East Jerusalem, said that assuming Israel’s endeavors succeed, it “will have command over the schooling of 90% of our understudies in Jerusalem”, reports Xinhua news organization refering to WAFA

Approximately 115,000 understudies from kindergarten to grade 12 go to in excess of 280 Palestinian schools in Jerusalem, as per al-Shamali.

On Sunday night, recordings circulated around the web via virtual entertainment stages, in which occupants of East Jerusalem hung up banners perusing “general strike, yes to the Palestinian educational program, no to the mutilated educational plan”.

In late July, Israel renounced the super durable licenses of six Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem, refering to that their reading material contain content considered as “actuation” against Israel and its military.

For quite a long time, disagreements regarding the course readings involved by Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem have existed between the different sides.

The Palestinians hammer Israel for meddling in their selection of reading material and preventing them from getting monetary help for schooling from worldwide associations and Western nations.

Israel involved the West Bank and East Jerusalem, both asserted by the Palestinians, in the 1967 Center East conflict, and has controlled them from that point onward.