Military Governor to Shut Nablus Schools if Strikes, Demonstrations Do Not End

The military governor warned today that schools in Nablus would be shut down unless local authorities took steps to end the students’ strikes and anti-Israel demonstrations there. Nablus schools are supported by Israel which pays the teachers’ salaries. The military governor said Israel would not maintain schools that are used as anti-Israel propaganda cells. The schools reopened today after a two day strike. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent who visited Nablus yesterday reported that the town was quiet and had its normal quota of Israeli shoppers and sightseers. But schools were closed Sunday and Monday as students boycotted classes to demonstrate against the Israeli occupation and events in Hebron. Several hundred high school girls marched on the military government compound Sunday shouting “long live El Fatah.” the Arab terrorist organization. They protested loudly against Jewish prayers at the Patriarchs’ Tomb in Hebron, demolition of Arab houses there, and eviction of some Arab residents to clear the area around the tomb site.

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