Israel Objects to Building School in East Jerusalem, Says It Would Endanger Nearby Police Station

School in Sheikh Jarrah 'could constitute a threat to the facility and its combatants,' state says. NGO: 'The government has found a new excuse to prevent building schools in East Jerusalem.'

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Israel objects to opening a school in East Jerusalem, claiming it would endanger a nearby Border Police base that was built in the neighborhood, Army Radio reported Wednesday morning.