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NEU suggests rise in numbers of children referred to Prevent for Palestine badges, stickers

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NEU suggests a rise in numbers of children referred to Prevent for wearing pro-Palestinian badges and stickers has risen, according to The Jewish News.

The number of referrals for pupils “showing solidarity with Palestine” to Prevent – a scheme that aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism – has risen, the National Education Union (NEU) has suggested.

Delegates at the union’s annual conference in Bournemouth on Thursday spoke of “troubling developments” around pupils wanting to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people – and discussions being shut down.

A motion, which was passed at the conference, called on the NEU to publish educational resources to “increase understanding of Palestine and Israel” and reaffirm its support for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).

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