The Jerusalem District Labor Court last week rejected a temporary appeal by a Muslim teacher at a private Christian school to allow her to continue working after she decided to wear a hijab in class after teaching without one for 27 years.

The prestigious school, known as the Schmidt School for Girls, is run by the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mary Ward Sisters) and owned by the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is located on Nablus Road, near the Damascus Gate.

The school is open to all denominations and both Christian and Muslim girls study there. It has operated in Jerusalem for 120 years and today is classified as a recognized but unofficial school in the city's educational system.

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