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Jewish Israeli students receive 10 times higher funding than Arab Israelis

File photo of Israeli and Arab Israeli students at a protestFile photo of Israeli and Arab Israeli students at a protest

Israeli authorities used details of students’ religious and ethnic backgrounds to decide how much funding each pupil would receive, a report by Child Safety Council has said.

14,500 shekels(£3,675) annual budget given to an Israeli student

1,500 shekels($380) annual budget given to an Arab student

The findings of the report were published by Arab48 yesterday. The report showed that the budget of a Jewish Israeli student reaches 14,500 shekels per year ($3,675), while the budget of an Arab Israeli student is only 1,500 shekels per year ($380).

In addition to official school classes, Israeli students have access to a number of extracurricular activities such as enrichment lessons, preparations for exams, etc. while Arab students are unable to access these.

According to the report, which was issued by…

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