A prestigious Palestinian elementary school in Jerusalem was shut down by Israel last Thursday, resulting in students staging a protest on the street outside the school, Palestinian and Israeli media reported Wednesday.
The Israeli Ministry of Education closed the Arab school al-Nukhba – which means “the elite” in Arabic – claiming it was established by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, and is teaching students “incitement” against Israel.
The head of the school, Luay Jamal Bkirat, was detained Thursday by Israeli police and interrogated over his alleged links to Hamas. Jamal Bkirat has never been arrested in the past. He taught and coached soccer for 16 years in an Israeli education ministry school.
— source telesurtv.net