Israeli officials are reportedly set to revoke permits for east Jerusalem schools run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and replace them with schools run by the city’s municipality under the auspices of Israel’s education ministry.
The move, reported by Hadashot TV news on Saturday, follows a decision by Israel’s National Security Council last month which met to discuss ways to expel the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) from east Jerusalem following President Donald Trump’s decision to cut American funding to the agency.
According to the report, UNRWA schools will lose permits to operate in Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem at the beginning of the next academic year. The move will affect some 3,000 students who attend seven UNRWA schools in two refugee camps that sit within Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries, according to the agency.
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