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The Israeli aggression targets education in Gaza

The Israeli aggression targets education in Gaza

The official Wafa Agency reported that “the war launched by Israel 260 days ago deprived 39,000 students” of taking exams, either because hundreds of them were victims, or because they dropped out of school due to attacks and forced displacement, or because schools were destroyed.

According to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, at least 430 high school students have been killed during military operations in Gaza since October 7 last year.

He pointed out that about eight thousand school-age Palestinians have since lost their lives in the coastal strip, in addition to 350 teachers.

In addition, about 12,500 students were infected, including 2,500 with disabilities.

The authorities estimate that of the 307 government school buildings in the Strip, 286 were damaged, dozens of them completely.

WAFA cited unofficial data stating that the Israeli army destroyed 110 schools and universities in those territories, in addition to causing damage to 321 other schools and universities.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA) warned yesterday on its account on the social media network “.

UNRWA reminded that education is a basic human right and renewed its call for an immediate ceasefire.

Last April, 19 United Nations experts and rapporteurs condemned the Israeli campaign against the educational system in those Palestinian territories.

NMR/Rob

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