Palestinian schools in Jerusalem staged a strike, on Tuesday, protesting repressive Israeli measures against education in occupied East Jerusalem.

The strike was, in particular, directed against the continuing closure of Sur Baher School, in addition to imposing a spring holiday on Passover festival.

The decision of the strike was taken on consensus between the Ministry of Education and the parents committee.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education strongly urges the international community, international human rights organizations, children’s rights groups and NGOs to investigate the conditions of education under occupation; to intervene to end the suffering of Palestinian children and people; and to ensure that children can exercise their right to reach their schools and colleges safely and freely, and their teachers to perform their duties that are protected under international law.