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Muslim students stone Jewish students during inter-religious outreach visit

By Mason White 3:34 PM March 11, 2013
Palestinian throwing stones at Jews 

By: Shifra Unger
A group of Jewish students was attacked during a program meant to promote inter-religious understanding, according to press reports in Israel.

Students at a religious school in the northern city of Yokne’am were attacked by Israeli Muslims in the Muslim city of Sakhnin, after visiting a school in the city. No one was physically injured, school officials said.

The incident occurred last week. The incident occurred after Yokne’am school students visited their counterparts in Sakhnin, as part of a regular series of visits meant to promote peace and understanding between Jews and Muslims.

The visit ended pleasantly and Jewish students boarded a bus that took them back to Yokne’am. After they got on the bus, dozens of Sakhnin residents and local school students ran out into the street and began throwing stones and bricks at the children.

Quick-thinking teachers told the children to duck under the seats of the bus. Fortunately, no one was injured by the flying glass.
A report on Army Radio said Sunday that school officials did not report the incident to the police or the Ministry of Education.

The Sakhnin school principal has sent an apology letter to his counterpart in Yokne’am. Two Sakhnin students which were behind the attack have been suspended from school, the principal said.