Arab sector to launch strike, protests if budget demands not met

Israeli-Arab leadership is frustrated with the government since it has not yet proposed a budget increase for the sector, with one community head involved in the talks telling The Jerusalem Post that a strike would occur on September 1 if no solution is found.

Jafar Farah, the director of Haifa’s Mossawa Center – The Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel, said on Thursday that on Sunday there should be a response from Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon regarding budgeting for the Arab sector.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to meet with Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh on Monday. Until now, there has not been any response from the government on this issue, said Farah.


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