Thursday 21 September 2017

Racist threats posted on Jewish-Arab school wall

Donald MacIntyre in Jerusalem

A school set up to promote peace and understanding between Arab and Jewish communities in Jerusalem has been hit by vandals who have daubed racist threats on its walls, including "Death to Arabs".

Teachers and pupils at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School, the city's only Jewish-Arab school, also found sprayed on its walls, "Shoah (Holocaust) for the Arabs" and "Kahane was right" -- a reference to the rabbi whose ultra right wing political movement, Kach, was barred from contesting Israeli elections in 1988 and listed by the US as a terrorist organisation in 2002.

Police are investigating two attacks at the school, which have raised concerns that right wing Jewish extremists now see co-existence projects as a target. (© Independent News Service)

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