A Jabel Mukhaber school hosted a "meet and greet" with families of terrorists who killed Israeli Jews during the current terror wave, Yediot Aharonot reports Sunday, in the latest incident of blatant incitement in Palestinian Arab schools.
Speakers included Muhammed Alian, father of Jerusalem bus terrorist Baha Alian; and family members of Muhammed Ali, who was shot dead after stabbing Israelis at Damascus Gate. Alian – who killed three people and injured several more during an attack on an Armon HaNetziv bus in October – grew up in Jabel Mukhaber.
Photos published on Facebook show Alian speaking to the students and taking photos with them. A Facebook post from the school thanks the families for their visit and notes that representatives of the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s "Education Ministry" were present at the event.
The Lach Yerushalayim ('Yours, Jerusalem') organization found the posts and reported them to the Israeli press.
Israel's Education Ministry stated in response Sunday that the school is a private institution not funded by the Ministry – and, as such, the Israeli government has no control over the curriculum. The school, like many in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem, is run by an Islamist organization.