The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality on Thursday summoned Yael Ayalon, the principal of the city’s Ironi Yud Daled High School, to a hearing before suspension, after she posted a Haaretz article criticizing the lack of Israeli media coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza on her Facebook page about a week ago.
Following Ayalon’s Facebook post, a group of students opened a protest strike on Wednesday which escalated into a physical altercation, during which the head of the school’s upper division was recorded warding off students.
Ayalon was not present at the school on Thursday. The summon for the hearing, to be held at the beginning of next week, states that the reason for its hearing is the “loss of control over the school’s management”, and the fact that Ayalon “did not listen” to instructions from her superiors.
The instructions in the summon refer to a previous post by Ayalon, that was written at the beginning of the war in Gaza, in which she mentioned the suffering of the Palestinian children in the Strip. [Continue reading…]