Violation of the “right to education” in Jerusalem during September ... breaking into schools and arresting students
October 7, 2013

Wadi Hilweh Information Center-Silwan monitored the Israeli authorities’ violations of the “right to education” in Jerusalem during last month; during the Jewish holidays. Ohad Sabri, director of Al-Aqsa school for girls, explained that studying was disrupted four times during September (4th, 12th, 18th, and 25th) due to the Jewish holidays and calls for breaking into Al-Aqsa. Al-Aqsa has three schools inside (kindergartens- elementary school, secondary school for girls, and secondary school for boys), and has around 500 students. Studying was also disrupted in Dar Al-Aytam School which overlooks the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and was broken into on the 25th of September and sound bombs were fired towards the school. The Israeli forces detained the director of Dar Al-Aytam school and arrested one of the teachers, Ahmad Safadi, for one day and imposed a five-day house arrest on him. They also arrested and detained more than 10 students that are between 12 and 14 years of age and imposed house arrest on them and prevented them from attending school.