Demonstrators demand equality as Christian schools in Israel remain shut

More than 3,500 parents, teachers and schoolchildren from the Christian Arab sector protested Sunday morning against ongoing cuts to the Christian school network outside of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Senior representatives from the sector, including church leaders and Arab MKs, participated in the demonstrations, in protest of what were labeled discriminatory policies of the Education Ministry against Christian schools, which have experienced severe budget cuts in recent years.

Children attending the 47 Christian schools around the country have not yet returned to class, despite the academic year beginning last week, because of the cuts, officials in the Christian community said.


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