UNRWA says not aware of plan to close East Jerusalem schools

 Palestinian students stand near the entrance of a UNRWA school in Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon. (The Daily Star/ Mohammed Zaatari)

The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Sunday it was not aware of a reported plan by Israel to close its schools in East Jerusalem.

Israel's Hadashot television news reported Saturday night that the country's national security council had taken a decision to close the schools starting next academic year.