of a grade 7 student entered his child's school
the Arabic teacher on two different occasions.
The school sent him away and filed a complaint with the police.
The father came to the school, just before Hanukkah, after hearing that his son
had to do a project in Arabic class that dealt with Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
At first the father went to the teacher, who in turn told him to address the class coordinator, who organizes all Arabic lessons. They then started to have a conversation.
After speaking for a few minutes, during which the father teased the Arabic teacher, the coordinator said that she herself was a Muslim Arab. The father then started cursing the coordinator as well, saying, "The difference between us is that my blood is pure and yours isn't."
The student purportedly received permission to do the project on a different topic, but the teacher wasn't aware of this, and she refused to accept the new project. On Monday night, the father returned to the school, met with the coordinator, and began yelling at her. "You Arab, who do you think you are that you'll decide what to do with my son."
The father told his son "not to listen to this Arab or the second Arab."
After the incidents, the school filed a complaint with the police. The Education Ministry's Southern
District said that it verified that the school filed a complaint, and that the father has been ordered to stay away from the school. "The father's contentions have no place in an educational institution and they're in complete contradiction to the integral model of values and education that the ministry is bringing about."
The police spokesperson for the Eilat Region confirmed a complaint had filed, and that the police were investigating.
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