Principal of Jatt high school Saleh Gharrah and his 16-year-old daughter, Aseel.
(photo credit: GALIA KASPI SPRUNG)
One year ago, fighting and vandalism at the Jatt high school, located in the notoriously violence- plagued area of the Triangle, was on the rise. The town – one of the Israeli-Arab towns and villages near the Green Line – was suffering from a frightening and deadly increase in violence resulting from fighting between two hamulot, or clans, instigated during special elections held in Jatt in 2011.This negative atmosphere was overflowing, impacting the welfare of the school. By 2012, the atmosphere at the school was tense, it was becoming impossible to discipline the students. It was time for change.