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In the midst of devastation: Half million school students resume studying in Gaza Media Roundup
Palestine News Network

In the midst of devastation: Half million school students resume studying in Gaza

The Academic Year 2014/2015 in Gaza resumed this Sunday (15/9/2014) for more than half a million school students after Israeli mass aggression that lasted for 51 days. A recent report by the United Nations Children's Emergency Funds (UNICEF), showed that during war on Gaza, more than 500 children were killed and 3,300 were injured. Consequently, thousands of students now suffer from severe traumas and psychological distresses.

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Israel denies education minister entry to Gaza Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel denies education minister entry to Gaza

Israeli authorities on Sunday morning denied Palestinian Minister of Education Khawla al-Shakhshir entry to the Gaza Strip, where she was expected to take part in the official inauguration of the new school year. Al-Shakhshir told Ma'an that she submitted an application last week to visit Gaza but on Sunday Israeli authorities rejected her application.

about 1 day ago
Tears, devastation as Gaza children back to school Media Roundup
Sakher Abu El Oun, Yahoo! News

Tears, devastation as Gaza children back to school

As hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children returned to school in Gaza on Sunday, Azhar recited a poem eulogising her father, killed by Israeli shelling in the enclave's recent conflict. "Daddy, what can I tell you, if I say I love you it's not enough," the nine-year-old, who was beginning the fourth grade, read to a classroom of teary children. "Today is the first day of school, so even though my dad was martyred in the war -- I'm happy," she told AFP with a smile.

about 1 day ago
300 Thousand UNRWA Children Start School in Conflict-Ravaged Gaza and Syria Media Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

300 Thousand UNRWA Children Start School in Conflict-Ravaged Gaza and Syria

Nearly 300,000 children went back to UNRWA schools at the start of the school year in Gaza and Syria today, Sunday said an UNRWA press release. “In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the traditional learning environment and delayed the academic year for almost three weeks,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl.

about 2 days ago
Israeli forces detain 174 Palestinians in last week alone Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces detain 174 Palestinians in last week alone

Israeli forces have detained 174 Palestinians across the West Bank during the second week of September alone, a Palestinian rights group said Sunday. The Palestinian Prisoner's Society said in a statement that Israeli troops detained the largest number of Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, where 69 people were taken in a arrest raids.

about 2 days ago
Israeli police beat, detain 10-year-old during East Jerusalem clashes Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli police beat, detain 10-year-old during East Jerusalem clashes

Israeli police beat and detained a 10-year-old Palestinian child as well as two young men during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Friday, locals told Ma'an. Clashes broke out Friday afternoon in the neighborhood just south of Jerusalem's Old City between locals and heavily-armed Israeli police who had spread across the area, reportedly "provoking" locals.

about 3 days ago
Palestinian killed in Israel jail buried Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian killed in Israel jail buried

Palestinian detainee Raed al-Jabari, 35, who allegedly died after being tortured while in Israeli prison custody, was laid to rest on Friday in Hebron. Palestinian mourners marched from al-Hussein Bin Ali mosque in central Hebron voicing their demands that Israeli leaders be held accountable in the International Criminal Court.

about 3 days ago
Dozens of Israeli Intel Soldiers Refuse to Serve Media Roundup
The New York Times

Dozens of Israeli Intel Soldiers Refuse to Serve

Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit publicly declared Friday that they refuse to operate in the Palestinian territories, citing moral reasons. Soldiers from Unit 8200 — Israel's equivalent of the eavesdropping, code-breaking U.S. National Security Agency — aired their grievances in the Yediot Ahronot daily after sending a letter to the military chief of staff and the prime minister.

about 4 days ago
The Untold Story of the Shejaiya Massacre in Gaza: A Former Israel Soldier Speaks Out Media Roundup
Democracy Now!

The Untold Story of the Shejaiya Massacre in Gaza: A Former Israel Soldier Speaks Out

On July 20, at least 90 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya. Days later, former Israeli soldier Eran Efrati was arrested by Israel after he posted details about the massacre based on interviews he conducted with Israeli soldiers who were there. Today he speaks out about what he learned and talks about the killing of 23-year-old Salem Khaleel Shamaly.

about 4 days ago