This annual education report and its predecessors indicate that the classroom deficit in East Jerusalem has continued to grow, despite the court’s declaration back in 2001. The lack of classrooms has spurred steep dropout rates and contributed to the staggering fact that the education authorities do not know the location or educational status of nearly one third of school-age children in East Jerusalem – hereinafter referred to as “invisible children”.
The State of Education in East Jerusalem 2021-2022
Over two decades ago, the Israeli Supreme Court established that Israeli authorities were violating their legal obligations in the field of education in light of the severe classroom deficit in East Jerusalem.
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