Israel’s Education Ministry seeks intelligence on ‘politically active’ Arab teachers – Middle East Monitor

Arab teachers in Israel face losing their jobs after the Shin Bet security agency agreed to notify the Education Ministry of instances where they express political views.

According to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (Kan) it is for fear that they may “support or be involved in terrorist activities” and therefore must be removed from the education system.

According the times of israelArab Israeli MP, MP Ibtisam Mara’ana of the Coalition Labor Party, responded to the Can report tweeting that she sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Israeli Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton demanding to know what methods will be used to locate the suspects.

The movement initiated between the head of the Shin Bet and the director general of the Ministry of Education was announced during a closed session of the education committee.

The closed session was reportedly very heated and featured shouting and clashes, mainly between Ofer Cassif of the Joint (Arab) List, a Jewish member of the mostly Arab coalition, and Keti Shitrit, a member of the right-wing Likud party.

The next meeting regarding this system will take place later today, Can reported.

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