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Israeli forces fire tear gas near East Jerusalem schools
Published Monday 01/09/2014 (updated) 02/09/2014 22:17
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at schools in the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Monday, with dozens of parents and children suffering gas inhalation.

A member of a parents committee, Hasan Abdo, told Ma'an that Israeli forces deployed around schools on Monday and fired tear gas in the neighborhood.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma'an police came to the area to investigate a "local incident" in which Palestinians were preventing a new headmistress from entering a school.

Rosenfeld said locals were angry that this particular headmistress was chosen.

Palestinians hurled rocks at police in the area, who responded with tear gas, he said.

"Three policemen were injured -- one of them was taken to the hospital and two were injured lightly," Rosenfeld added.

Abdo said Israel's Jerusalem municipality deliberately neglects schools in East Jerusalem, despite the fact that parents and students have lobbied for better services for Palestinian students.

Four out of eight municipality schools in Jabal al-Mukabbir have not yet started the school year because the demands of the parents' committees have still not been met, he said.

Over 6,000 students use the eight municipality schools but there is an acute shortage of classrooms, with over 60 additional rooms needed to meet demand.

The Israeli municipality does not work "seriously" with the the parents committee, even though it promised to review educational issues raided by the groups, Abdo added.
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1 ) David / USA
01/09/2014 21:41
I know it's difficult to understand, but most of the 'Palestinian' parents don't pay any municipal taxes (like everyone else has to) so it's only natural that if no money gets to the government, then not much will come from the government. If the Arabs paid taxes like everyone else, their roads would be better, their schools would be better, etc. It's not hard to understand. Why should other citizens have to pay their fair share AND pay for these free-loaders? Pay taxes, get benefits!

2 ) Paul / Kenya
01/09/2014 23:34
I dont understand that if they call themselves Palestinians and not Israelis, why Israel should pay anything towards their roads or services. Israeli taxes are used for Israelis. You cant have the cake and eat it all.

3 ) illyrian / albania
02/09/2014 12:49
@David , you'r right but how to manage if the israeli block the border and don't give the authorization to build , buy etc... ????

4 ) Faris / Germany
02/09/2014 22:28
The Israelis took over which means Palestinians can't page the roads without being fired at poor kids being fired at while in school great job Israel ruining schools
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