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Daycare center removes Arab child due to Jewish parents' pressure
Arab couple files lawsuit against mother they say pressured daycare center owner to kick their child out of center 'because she is an Arab'. Center's owner says after incident: 'They said it's a Jewish center and it should stay that way'
Published: 08.07.09, 10:51 / Israel News
An Arab couple from northern Israel claims their one-year-old daughter was kicked out of a daycare center in a neighboring Jewish community "because she is an Arab", and have decided to take the matter to court.
However, in an unprecedented legal move, the parents are not suing the daycare center itself, but one of the mothers who they say incited the rest of the parents against their daughter and got her kicked out of the center. This could pave the way for lawsuits not against the discriminating establishment, but against a third party for applying pressure and incitement.
The couple lives in the Arab village of Sulam near the Jewish community Merhavia near Afula. Some eight months ago, when their daughter, D. turned one, they decided to register her in a Merhavia daycare center. www.ynetnews.com...