Thousands demonstrate against cuts to Christian Arab school system

More than 3,500 parents, teachers and schoolchildren from the Christian Arab sector protested the morning of Sunday, September 6, 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 at what were labelled as discriminatory policies of the Ministry of Education against Christian schools which have experienced severe budget cuts in recent years.

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


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