clipped from electronicintifada.net

“Recognized” Bedouin villages still denied schools by Israel

ABU TULUL, Negev Desert (IPS) – For mother of five Shimaa al-Aasam, providing her children with the opportunity to complete their education despite a severe lack of classrooms in their Bedouin community is of prime importance.

It’s a tragedy. Learning is the most important thing in the world,” al-Aasam, a resident of the Bedouin village of Abu Tulul in the Negev (Naqab) desert, said. “If they continue their studies, they can go so much further in their lives.”

Approximately 12,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel live in the area of Abu Tulul. At present, 2,600 students attend three schools in the area, from elementary through junior high school levels. Abu Tulul students previously attended high school in the nearby Bedouin town Segev Shalom, but they are no longer welcomed there due to lack of space.

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One Response to “IGNORANCE IS BLISS”

  1. Terrific post. Thanks.

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