Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
The Israeli occupation forces canceled Thursday, July 28, 2022 the licenses of a number of Palestinian schools in Jerusalem.
The decision to close six Palestinian schools, claiming that they practice incitement against the occupation and the army in school textbooks, according to the occupation’s allegations.
Press sources stated that the schools whose licenses were withdrawn are the El-Iman Schools with its five branches in the town of Beit Hanina, and the Ibrahimiya College School in the Al-Sawwana neighborhood.
They pointed out that the lessons that the Israeli Ministry of Education said contain incitement are: the Palestinian Red Crescent, and the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission, from the book on National and Social Upbringing for the third grade of primary school.
For its part, the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs warned of the attempts of the occupation authorities to impose the Israeli curriculum on schools in occupied Jerusalem by force.
They said in a statement that “the Israeli occupation government, after its failure to persuade schools, students and parents to accept the Israeli curriculum, is now trying to impose it by force or at least adopt curricula that adopt the Israeli narrative and erase the Palestinian identity.”
The Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs affirmed its rejection and condemnation of all Israeli attempts to family education in the occupied city of Jerusalem through the pressures escalated by the occupation against schools by withdrawing licenses and stipulating that they be returned to cancel everything related to the Palestinian identity in the Palestinian educational curricula.
They said: “Attempting to force a change in the Palestinian curricula is tantamount to declaring war on the Palestinian-Arab identity of the Palestinian schools in the city.”
In 2015, the “occupation municipality” imposed the Israeli curriculum on many Palestinian schools in occupied Jerusalem.