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The Belgian Education Ministry announced the move — the first of its kind by any European country — this week, the 'Joods Actueel' Jewish newspaper reported Friday.
Security authorities arrested Awad on July 19 at the Allenby Crossing when he tried to enter Israel.
The Belgian Foreign Ministry is protesting the renaming of an elementary school south of Hebron after a notorious terrorist.
In 2002, Bruges bore the title of “Cultural Capital of Europe.”
By BEN G. FRANK
Belgium's anti-terrorist crisis center was monitoring the situation.
How the suspect, from a broadly secular background with a history of petty crime, was transformed into an alleged cog within extensive Islamic State cells operating in Belgium and France is unclear.
According to UNRWA, the United States provided more than $350 million in aid to the organization in 2017, but has cut around one third of its contributions for 2018 already.
Prosecutors told the press that the suspect may be suffering from a brain tumor.
"Such isolated acts will continue in Brussels, in Paris and elsewhere. It's inevitable."
The attacker was shot and subsequently died of his wounds.
The incident occurs as President Rivlin visits Belgium in diplomatic trip.
Belgian police on Wednesday received an anti-terror alert warning that a group of Islamic State fighters recently left Syria en route for Europe planning attacks in Belgium and France.
Crisis center operator tells caller seeking transport to Israel for Brussels bombing victims that Israel does not exist and is in fact called Palestine.
By JTA,SAM SOKOL
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