Palestinian schools in Jerusalem to protest imposed Israeli curriculum

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — The Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem are scheduled to go on a one-day strike on Monday, in protest of Israel’s attempts to impose its own curriculum on the city’s Palestinian schools.اضافة اعلان

A coalition of Palestinian political factions issued a statement calling for a general strike across Jerusalem’s Palestinian schools to protest Israel’s decision, according to the Palestinian news agency, Wafa.

The coalition called on the international community to pressure Israel to stay out of the affairs of Palestinian schools in Jerusalem.

On Saturday, Palestinian parents and students held protests in several neighborhoods of the city against attempts by Israel to prevent a school from using the official Palestinian curriculum.

Protestors chanted slogans including “No to the distorted curriculum” and voiced their rejection of the Israeli curriculum, according to Wafa.

Earlier this month, the Parents Committee, a body representing parents of Palestinian schoolchildren in occupied Jerusalem, said Israeli officials had printed textbooks similar to those used by the Palestinian ministry of education but with material such as the Palestinian flag, national symbols, and other terms and historical facts omitted or changed.

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