Education Minister Gid'on Sa'ar called on local government leaders, Monday, not to harm special-education students any further during the strike which started Monday morning over lower revenues. Most special-education institutions around the country did not operate, Monday morning, for lack of aides and transportation due to the strike.
During a meeting with the local leaders, Saar said "I oppose any disruption in the education system. It is especially important that the local authorities - who have always left special education students and their parents out of public struggles in the past - will prevent such harm during the current strike. We have to stop this abuse wherever it exists."