Waze deletes threat to listing for Jerusalem Arab-Jewish school

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Waze deleted a threat on the navigation app’s listing for an Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem.

On Sunday, the Google-owned company removed the words “The Bilingual School — May Their Names be Erased” from the map designation for the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School after it was made aware of the situation, Reuters reported.

The user who added the words, which were in Hebrew, has been banned from making changes to destinations on the map, Reuters reported, citing a Waze source.

School principal Nadia Kinani told Reuters that she has been in touch with police and will file a complaint.

The joint Arab-Jewish bilingual school has been attacked twice in the last year. Two right-wing Jewish extremists were convicted and jailed for an arson attack in November. Swastikas and anti-Arab graffiti were spray-painted on the school’s walls on the last day of classes in June.

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