Negev college students protest lack of protection

Hundreds of students were protesting Wednesday afternoon at the Sapir College in the Negev over the government's failure to properly protect the school's classrooms and facilities. The protesters demanded that the government immediately set a budget for protecting the southern academic institution, which is located just a kilometer from the Gaza border. "We are ashamed of the leadership of the State of Israel, which has forgotten us all," College President Prof. Ze'ev Tzahor declared during the demonstration. "The problem with Israeli society is that solidarity is gone. Here, we are the frontlines, and there is no one backing us. These two years that we are going knocking on doors and receiving endless promises - all of these are false promises," he said.