A fire erupted on Shabbos in Jerusalem’s Du-Leshoni School which is attended by Jews and Arabs. The fire is suspected to be the result of arsonist. There was also ‘price tag’ graffiti left on the scene saying “There is no dual existence with cancer”, “Death to Arabs” and Kahane was right”. The school is situated in the Patt neighborhood of the capital.
Education Minister Shai Piron decried the “despicable act” which he added attempts to attack Israeli democracy. He feels a consequence of the attack will be a sharp deteriorating of Israel Arab relations. Piron calls on Israel Police to do its utmost to apprehend the responsible persons immediately.
Piron vows to keep the school open, adding the facility is a role model, today serving some 1,200 students, Arabs and Jews alike. There are over 200 teachers employed in the school, which sets the grounds for painless assimilation R”L.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)