Israeli police said “No” to a “Yes to Peace, No to War” poetry festival designed to encourage creativity in students at a Palestinian orphanage school in occupied Jerusalem.
300 children in Israeli prisons are not in school so far this year. At least one school – in Hebron – was demolished, and its furniture confiscated several weeks ago, but classes started anyway. Education is a basic human right.
The Palestinian Directorate of Education organized a celebration to honor retired Palestinian teachers, but Israeli forces raided the event and sent everyone home.