The State of Education in East Jerusalem 2020: Discrimination Against the Background of Covid19



According to the data, the profound disparities in East Jerusalem, including in the area of education, which exist under normal circumstances, were only exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As opposed to this, the increase this year in the number of Palestinian students studying according to the Israeli curriculum demonstrates the government’s priorities and highlights the extent in which the authorities are driven by political motivations rather than educational considerations and the needs of students.  While the classroom shortage in East Jerusalem continues to grow and the number of students who have no place in an official educational framework increases, countless efforts are instead invested in shifting students to the Israeli curriculum and diverting funds to such institutions. These moves are in direct contravention of the agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and infringe upon the national heritage, culture and rights of the Palestinian community as a collective.