The Education Ministry is investigating who is responsible for hanging an Iranian flag
at the Mar Yousef Nazareth
Baptist School alongside flags of Argentina, Germany, and Spain.
Police said that the display of the Iranian flag was "a crime, and we will look into how it came to be flown."
School principal Dr. Riyad Kamel denied that any of the flags belonged to the school. "We don't have flags, not of Iran
and not of Hizbullah,"
he said. "I don't know who hung the flag without us knowing."
The Iranian flag has been removed
Nazareth residents were surprised to see the flag but couldn't get a clear answer as to who was responsible. "It's important for us to know who is responsible for hanging the Iranian flag and what the intent was," one man said.
"Some say that the school is the one who hung (the flags) as part of its studies about other countries, and others say that this might be an act of incitement."
Another resident opined that he didn't think the issue was grave. "It's important that our children learn about the nations of the world, including Iran, just like in Jewish schools they learn about Arab countries that are defined as enemy states. We all hear on the news about the Israeli government's intention to attack Iran, and it's not a tragedy they teach the pupils about the meaning of war."