The Kfar Darom Community in Israel (18 members) house their school of 56 children in a massive building of 30,000 sq feet. The Chabad School building is very small and in terrible condition, so the city Municipality allotted the building to Chabad – and designated an appropriate building for the Kfar Darom Community.
But the school remains steadfast in their refusal to allow their children to share the building with the children of Chabad.
The City Parents Educational Committee, headed by Yanon Jubly, have joined Chabad Ashkelon in their search for a solution in finding proper premises for the Chabad children. The Committee has promised to take drastic measures to ensure that Chabad’s children are awarded equal treatment.
“There is simply no logic or reason to the situation that has developed,” said Mr. Jobly, “It is not right, that the children should have to study in squalid, cramped conditions, when 50 meters away there are empty classrooms.”
At the start of the week, Mr. Yossi Zangolsaz, the head of Chabad Parents Committee, said, “We will not be able to start the new school year on time; we simply do not have where to house the children.”
Mr. Eliezer Bart, one of the leaders of the Kfar Darom Community, explains his actions saying, “we were expelled from Kfar Dorom, we will not be expelled again.”
Rabbi Shrieber, the Rabbi of the community said, “he has reasons for not wanting Chabad, but he is not interested in sharing them with the press.”
This is in addition to the sad fact that when the city of Ashkelon was under bombardment, they refused to allow the Chabad children to seek protection in the building.