Hamas will likely teach Hebrew in high schools
Linkedin

Hamas will likely teach Hebrew in high schools

Gaza : Palestine | Apr 24, 2012 at 8:41 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Palestinian supporters of the Islamist movement Hamas

A senior Hamas official in Gaza says the Ministry of Education intends to begin teaching Hebrew in Gaza's highs schools as a part of a general foreign language program.

Gaza Strip Education Ministry under secretary Ziad Thabit said on Monday that a number of courses in modern Hebrew are being prepared for high school students beginning next year.

Thabit said Palestinian students should be introduced to as many languages as possible. Hebrew is currently only offered as a university course in Gaza.

The Turkish language also is being considered, Thabit added.

Meanwhile, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority’s deputy minister of education Muhammad Abu Zeid said that the Palestinian Authority has never considered teaching Hebrew in the Palestinian curriculum.

"It is unacceptable that disagreement reaches the educational curricula," he said, urging the Ministry of Education in Gaza to consult with the PA's ministry in order to implement a standardized curriculum in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

"There shouldn't be any opposition to teaching Hebrew, but the issue hasn’t been discussed yet," Abu Zeid added.

For his part, Thabit told reporters on Tuesday, that Hamas’ government still need to approve the decision, but it was likely to go ahead and the government was already trying to find and train teachers for Hebrew as well as Turkish language.

Many Palestinians see Hebrew as the language of the enemy. However, modern Hebrew used to be widely spoken in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as a result of having worked in Israel, or being imprisoned in Israeli jails.

To know more about Hamas's target on this regard please click here.

Source:http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/hamas-leaders-to-begin-teaching-gaza-children-hebrew-1.426129

1 of 14
Next
Hamas seized power in the Gaza Strip in 2007
Hamas seized power in the Gaza Strip in 2007
saleh1966 is based in Gaza, Ġazzah, Palestine, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Hamas Irks PA, Teaches Hebrew in Schools

      Israel National News
    The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority considers it unacceptable to teach Hebrew to its students in Judea and Samaria, but Hamas' de facto Ministry of Education said introducing Hebrew will be part of a general foreign language program. Full Story "...
  • Hamas introduces Hebrew in Gaza schools

    Ziad Thabet, the education ministry undersecretary, said the government is trying to find and train teachers.  Hebrew is now only offered as a university course. Thabet says the Gaza government still needs to approve the decision, but it is likely to...
  • Hamas to begin public executions for ‘collaborators'

      Jerusalem Post
    Hamas to begin public executions for collaborators' 04/24/2012 01:24 Terror group recently arrested 10 veteran and experienced collaborators with Israel, Hamas Interior Minister says. Photo: Ismail Zaydah / Reuters Hamas will soon start publicly...
  • PCHR Weekly: “Army Carries Out 81 Invasions In W. Bank, 1 in Gaza”

      International Middle East Media Center
    Bank, 1 in Gaza The Palestinian Center for Human Rights, based in Gaza, issued its weekly reports on the Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, revealing that Israeli soldiers conducted 81 invasions into the West Bank, and one...
  • Hamas official signals a truce - but not a peace treaty - with Israel

      The Globe & Mail
    An extraordinary interview with a leading figure in the Palestinian Hamas movement appears in the current issue of Forward, a weekly U.S...Mousa Abu Marzook, the deputy political chief of the Islamic resistance movement, apparently spent five and a...
  • Clashes in Jerusalem over occupied Palestinian homes

      NOW Lebanon
    Clashes broke out on Friday when some 150 Palestinians and Israelis demonstrated in East Jerusalem to protest against Jewish settlers taking over two houses there, an AFP reporter said. As protesters brandished signs saying "Stop the occupation" and "...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.