The first day of school on Tuesday, September 1, was an opportunity for MKs from the Joint List to pass on their political views to the younger generation. Hadash MK Dov Khenin (Joint List) visited a “protest school” holding classes in a tent set up by local Arab-Bedouin activists in the Negev village of al-Fur’ah. The protest school was established because the village is not recognized by the government.
“Why don’t these children have classes with walls and air conditioning?” asked Khenin. “The recognition of this village has been frozen for years because of discrimination in planning and because of the phosphates mine that is being planned for opening on the land belonging to this village… The government continues to worry about the interests of tycoons instead of children,” the MK charged.