Israeli soldiers invade orphanage school to stop ‘Yes to Peace’ poetry

Israeli soldiers close down orphanage school moments before poetry festival is to start.

Israeli police said “No” to a “Yes to peace, no to war” poetry festival designed to encourage creativity in students at an orphanage school in occupied Jerusalem.

reposted from IMEMC News

[Editor’s note: According to its website, the Islamic Industrial Orphanage School, which includes elementary and secondary education, strives “to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of orphaned and destitute children by providing them with love, care, nourishment and  guidance [and] the highest level of education and guidance, so they can grow to be assets to their community and so that they can compete competitively for jobs, admissions and placement upon graduation.” Its history dates back to 1922.]

On Friday evening, Israeli soldiers, including undercover officers, invaded the Islamic Industrial School for Orphans, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and stopped an educational activity held by the General Union of Palestinians Writers.

Media sources said the school was about to hold a poetry festival, dubbed as “Yes To Peace, No To War,” and shut it down.

The activity was organized by several Palestinian poets in occupied Jerusalem, and was meant to encourage the students to read and write, and to help them realize their potentials and talents.

The sources added that the soldiers, accompanied by undercover police officers, stormed the school just minutes before the festival was supposed to start, and shut it down.

The Israeli Police said that it has a direct order, signed by the Israeli Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs, Gilad Erdan, preventing any activity, organized or linked in any way shape or form, with the Palestinian authority.


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