Walla News: Incitement to Violence in East Jerusalem Schools

An Israeli border police officer holds his weapon as Palestinians school children walk by in the East Jerusalem area, after clashes with Palestinian youths against Israel’s renovation works near the disputed Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, Monday, Feb. 12, 2007. Jerusalem’s Jewish mayor has ordered a review of construction work near a holy site at the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict, a City Hall spokesman said Monday, an attempt to quell days of Muslim protests and condemnations from throughout the Arab world. (AP Phoito/Oded Balilty)

ILF investigation into the content of the Palestinian Authority text books, used in the vast majority of East Jerusalem schools, revealed that despite the fact that these books need to be approved by the Israeli Education Ministry, the textbooks contained incitement to violence, glorification of martyrdom and jihad, and denial of Israel’s right to exist in any borders.

The ILF contacted the Ministry of Education, who said that they are investigating the matter.

Click here to read the Walla News article.

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