12.04.2011 08.Nisan, 5771
Amid rocket fire from Gaza, the only mixed Arab-Jewish school in the Negev works to maintain its single, singular community.
It’s a Sunday morning at Beersheba's Hagar School, and the second-grade children are actively engaged in a math lesson. They sit around small clusters of tables and work in pairs or seek out the help of the teacher for the task at hand.
While the class of around 25 pupils looks pretty much like any other of its kind countrywide, what sets this group of children apart and makes this school unique, especially in the South, is that half of the children are Arab residents of Beersheba and half are Jews, even though it’s almost impossible to tell who is who….