Gaza's Hamas rulers to introduce Hebrew in schools

AP , Monday 23 Apr 2012

Palestinians in Gaza intend to begin learning Hebrew in their high school years

A senior Hamas official in Gaza says the territory's militant rulers intend to begin teaching Hebrew for high school students beginning next year.

Ziad Thabet, the education ministry undersecretary, said Monday the government is trying to find and train teachers. He says students should be introduced to as many languages as possible.

Hebrew, the chief language of Israelis, is now only offered as a university course.

Thabet says the Gaza government still needs to approve the decision, but it is likely to go ahead.

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