Arab Christians protest on school strike
Arab Christians protest on school strikeFlash 90

Arab Christian schools in Israel have been conducting a strike since the start of the school year, pressing the government for weeks with claims that they have been suffering from discrimination and demanding more funding.

However, an investigation reveals that a large number of the Arab Christian schools are openly supportive of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terror group in their struggle against Israel.

Arutz Sheva has unearthed videos showing students of several Arab Christian schools holding ceremonies with the anthem "Palestine" blaring, and performing skits while wrapped in the PLO flag and the black-and-white keffiyeh made famous by arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, former head of the PLO.

In their strike since the start of the school year several weeks ago, Arab Christian schools have been demanding that the Economy Ministry and Education Ministry significantly increase their budgets.

Those two ministries last week proposed to the heads of the Arab Christian community an additional 50 million shekels ($12.8 million) to their school budgets, to solve the financial crisis that has been delaying the start of the school year.

The Christian schools rejected the offer, demanding an additional 200 million shekels ($51.2 million) instead.

All Israeli schools above elementary level are to strike on Sunday for two hours in a sign of identification with the 33 million Christian school students.

The teacher's union above elementary level announced that studies will commence at 10 a.m.