Tagged: Schools

Israel Denies South African Education Minister Entry to Palestine
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Denies South African Education Minister Entry to Palestine

The South African minister of higher education said late Thursday that he had been denied entry to Palestine by Israeli authorities in revenge for political stances against Israeli policies. "This is not only an act against him, but also an act against him as a member of the Cabinet, so by extension it's an anti-government protest by Israel," spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana told South African news website News24.

on April 24, 2015
Israeli Forces Raid Girls’ School in Nablus
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Raid Girls’ School in Nablus

Several Palestinian students suffered tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces raided a girls' school south of Nablus on Thursday. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that several Israeli military vehicles raided the Al-Sawiya girls' school claiming rocks were thrown at settlers' vehicles on the main road of the village from the school. Israeli soldiers fired tear-gas and stun grenades at students.

on April 23, 2015
Op-ed misuses term ‘anti-Semitism’
Liz Jackson, The Daily Califronian

Op-ed misuses term ‘anti-Semitism’

Many campus voices will decry the David Horowitz hit piece for its outrageously false claims against students advocating for Palestinian freedom. Many will point out that the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate crimes, has named Horowitz the “godfather of the modern anti-Muslim movement” and many will have noted his long history of grotesque racism, including slavery apologia.

on April 10, 2015
School students use sewage channels to reach school
Ma'an News Agency

School students use sewage channels to reach school

Palestinian students are being forced to cross through sewage channels to reach a high school in western Ramallah district after a settlement road cut off the only other means of access, residents told Ma'an. p to 200 students from the villages of al-Tira and Beit Ur al-Fuqa now reach the school using a four kilometer route that runs along the separation wall, where armed settlers, as well as Israeli soldiers, almost daily interrupt their commute.

on March 24, 2015
Disabled teacher in Gaza inspires his students to never give up
Mohammed Omer, Middle East Eye

Disabled teacher in Gaza inspires his students to never give up

In swift but careful movements, Ahmed al-Sawaferi, 25, moves around his tiny apartment. The same hand that places a teapot on the fire then maneuvers his wheelchair as he gets his things ready for the day ahead. It’s time to say goodbye to his children: Jana, 4 and Motasem 10 months - before he leaves for Safad School in Zaytoun, one of the areas next to Shejaiya, east of Gaza City, a neighbourhood hard hit in last summer’s attack by Israel.

on March 23, 2015
Settlers spray-paint racist graffiti on Nablus school
Ma'an News Agency

Settlers spray-paint racist graffiti on Nablus school

Settlers on Thursday spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of a Palestinian school in the village of Urif south of Nablus, a Palestinian official said. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an that a group of settlers from the illegal Yizhar settlement sprayed anti-Palestinian graffiti on the school.

on February 26, 2015
Dispatches: In Gaza, Another Death From School Attacks
Fred Abrahams, Human Rights Watch

Dispatches: In Gaza, Another Death From School Attacks

In Gaza last week, another person died from an attack that hit a school. Methad Rada, 31, an unemployed man with physical disabilities, was at a UN-run school in the southern town of Rafah last August, during intense fighting with Israel, when a missile struck across the street, killing 12 people in and around the school courtyard, eight of them children. Now the death toll has risen to 13.

on February 18, 2015
Israeli who placed bomb at Palestinian girls’ school released from prison early
Celine Hagbard, International Middle East Media Center

Israeli who placed bomb at Palestinian girls’ school released from prison early

A Jewish Israeli extremist who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2002 for constructing and placing a bomb to kill Palestinian children will be released this month, two years ahead of schedule, according to Israeli sources. Ofer Gamliel and his accomplices Shlomi Dvir and Yarden Morag were members of the paramilitary group 'Bat Ayin Underground', made up of extremist right-wing settlers from the Hebron area.

on February 10, 2015
UC Student Association endorses call for divestment in support of Palestinian rights
Mondoweiss

UC Student Association endorses call for divestment in support of Palestinian rights

On the morning of February 8, 2015, hundreds of students gathered in Tom Bradley International Hall at UCLA as the UC Student Association (UCSA) deliberated motions in support of divestment from companies engaged in the systematic violation of Palestinian rights in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

on February 9, 2015
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