A private British school in Qatar has come under fire after putting up a display of the Israeli flag this week.
The flag was erected in the main hall of Doha College West Bay where it was spotted by parents.
Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education tweeted about the incident on Monday, saying the school had “apologised for any distress caused.”
المتحدة احتفاءا بالعام الدراسي الجديد، ومن ضمنها علم اسرائيل على سبيل الخطأ وتمت ازالته.
— وزارة التعليم (@Qatar_Edu) September 26, 2016
The ministry then explained that the flag was put up to display member nations of the UN and that Israel’s flag was displayed in error and was taken down.
The school’s headmaster Dr. Steffen Sommer told the Doha News the incident involved “an error of judgement.”
— Tariq Hamed (@tariqky) September 26, 2016