Survivors’ concert the finale for Palestinian band


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian youth orchestra from Jenin was disbanded after it played for Holocaust survivors in Israel.

Palestinian authorities also banned Strings of Freedom orchestra conductor Wafa Younis from the northern West Bank refugee camp and her apartment, where she taught the 13 music students, was sealed off, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

The orchestra played for the elderly Israelis in Holon March 25 as part of a Good Deeds Day sponsored by the Good Spirit charity, which is connected to billionaire Shari Arison, Israel’s richest woman.

The Jenin Palestinians want their historical grievances against Israel acknowledged before they recognize the Holocaust, the AP reported.

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