Liberman: Fire Arab school officials for protests against 'attacks on Al-Aksa'

Yisrael Beytenu chief says demonstration held in an organized manner between the directors of these schools and the students, and this is another step in the incitement against Israel.

September 21, 2015 12:38
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Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Liberman addresses a town hall meeting in Beersheba

Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Liberman addresses a town hall meeting in Beersheba. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)


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Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman called on Education Minister Naftali Bennett to fire school officials at the Sakhnin schools whose students left Monday morning to demonstrate against "the attack on Al-Aksa mosque" while waving Palestinian flags and shouting slogans such as, "From Sakhnin comes a resolution - intifada and victory."

Liberman said that it seemed clear that the demonstration was held in an organized manner between the directors of these schools and the students, and this is another step in the  incitement against Israel by educational bodies.

"I call on the minister of education to take harsh measures against those involved to make it clear that Israel will not give its patronage to educators to act against the state," said Liberman.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II told a delegation of five visiting Joint List MKs on Sunday that the Aksa Mosque was a place for Muslim prayer, with no division or partnership.

The group, which met with Abdullah in Amman to discuss tensions over the Temple Mount, was to continue on to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday.

Tensions have been focused on the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, the most sacred site in Judaism and where the temples once stood. It also houses the Aksa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, which are sacred to Muslims.

Twenty-seven Palestinian suspects accused of throwing rocks and firebombs at officers in flashpoint Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem were arrested during an overnight police sweep that started late Saturday night, police said on Sunday.

The crackdown brought the total number of arrests over the trailing 48 hours to 39, according to the police.

From Friday to Saturday afternoon, 12 Palestinians were arrested for attacking Border Police officers with firebombs in Jebl Mukaber, and rioting in Shuafat, Isawiya, Wadi Joz and Ras el-Amud.

Ariel Ben Solomon and Daniel K. Eisenbud contributed to this report.

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