Israeli aggression hits education in Gaza

Israeli aggression hits education in Gaza
Israeli aggression hits education in Gaza

The official Wafa news agency reported that “the war launched 260 days ago by Israel deprived 39,000 students” of taking the tests, either because hundreds of them were victims, because they abandoned classes due to attacks and forced displacement or for the destruction of schools.

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

He noted that some eight thousand Palestinians of school age have since lost their lives in the coastal enclave, as well as 350 teachers.

Additionally, some 12,500 students were injured, including 2,500 who were disabled.

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

Wafa cited unofficial data, according to which the Israeli Army destroyed 110 schools and universities in that territory, in addition to damaging another 321.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East (Unrwa) warned yesterday on its account on the social network X that at least “76 percent of schools in the Gaza Strip need a great reconstruction or rehabilitation to get back to work.”

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

Last April, 19 UN experts and rapporteurs denounced the Israeli campaign against the educational system in that Palestinian territory.

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