Oct. 13, 2002
New York public school reprimanded for anti-Israel opinion piece
By MELISSA RADLER
One of New York City's top public schools was reprimanded by the city's Board of Education after its student newspaper printed an opinion piece alleging the IDF massacred 650 civilians in Jenin last spring and that Palestinian women "are afraid to go to the local market because the possibility of being captured and raped by an Israeli officer is all too real."
The piece, printed in Midwood High School's student newspaper The Argus, prompted criticism from the board of education and Midwood's state legislator Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
The student who wrote the piece, Abtissam Moflehi, told media outlets she found the information for her article on the Internet.
She might have told the media outlets that she found the information on the internet but her local mosque is more likely.
Donâ€™t tell me that her parents knew nothing about this.