Pictures: restrictions on delivering textbooks to Al-Aqsa schools…arrests
August 24, 2017

The occupation police prevented on Thursday morning the students of Al-Aqsa Boys School from reaching their school inside Al-Aqsa under the pretext of receiving books from the Palestinian curriculum and that has the Palestinian flag printed on them.

The occupation forces arrested the director of Forensic Education in the Islamic Awqaf, Sheikh Najeh Bkeirat, and the school’s secretary, Rubin Muhsen, and checked the ID of the school’s director, Nader Afghani, and requested him for interrogation at Al-Qishleh police station in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that the forces stationed at Lions Gate- one of Al-Aqsa gates- prevented students from reaching their school after receiving their textbooks; the school’s administration had distributed the books to the students in the courtyard of Lions Gate.

The forces checked the content of the textbooks after searching students’ bags.

Occupation forces also checked the ID of Rubin Muhsen, school’s secretary, and arrested him and detained his vehicle where textbooks were kept.

Last Tuesday, the occupation police had prevented delivering textbooks to Al-Aqsa Girls School inside Al-Aqsa Mosque through Lions Gate under the pretext of being issued by the Palestinian Authority. The school’s administration was forced to distribute the books on Wednesday in a parking lot close to Lions Gate.

Nearly 100 students are enrolled in Al-Aqsa Girls School while 150 students are enrolled in Al-Aqsa Boys School from 7th grade until 12th.

The forces also stormed into Dar Al-Aytam School in the Old City of Jerusalem and arrested two students.

On Thursday early morning, the occupation forces raided the village of Silwan and arrested Eyad Al-A’war (41), Mohammad Daoud Abbasi and Ahmad Abdel Min’em Al-A’war (24).