Palestine

Hamas University Offers Course in Hebrew

Learning things such as how to communicate with medical providers in event of injury

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Hamas' flagship university in Gaza has a new diploma on offer — Hebrew, the official language of its arch-foe Israel.

Gaza's Hamas rulers say they want to produce qualified teachers as the government gradually introduces Hebrew studies in its high schools. The aim is simple: It wants Palestinians in Gaza to learn their enemy's language.

"As Jews are occupying our lands, we have to understand their language," said Education Ministry official Somayia Nakhala.