Security Guards, teachers and students of 167 schools and preschools in Tel Aviv, Holon and Ramat-Gan found themselves locked out of their schools on Monday morning as the gates of their schools were chained shut.

{mosimage} Israeli police suspects pullout opponents to be the doers of such an act, and called the firefighters to break the chains.

Police found placards reading, ‘Jews do not expel Jews’ hung on the chained gates.

Israeli Minister of Education Limor Livnat demanded of Israel Police Chief Moshe Karadi that police track, and bring to justice those responsible for this act.

‘This is violent unruliness that should not be ignored,’ Livnat was quoted as saying by Israel Radio.

Apparently, pullout foes are planning series of anti-pullout actions. On Sunday morning, around 30 right-wing pullout foes blocked the Ayalon Highway. Police arrested 28 of them and were discussing to file indictment against seven of them.

The police decided later on Monday to release 21 of these activists, on their own recognizance.

The other seven will be standing before a judge on Wednesday.

Attorney Ori Keinan, who is representing the activists, said he was pleased the police ‘finally understood that the arrests were pointless. I hope that the seven remaining detainees will also be released tomorrow morning by the District Court.’