Tagged: Schools

Israeli Forces Demolish Sole School in Bedouin Community News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Demolish Sole School in Bedouin Community

Israeli forces on Sunday demolished a Bedouin school for children in the Abu al-Nuwaar community near the town of al-Eizariya in the occupied West Bank, a spokesperson for the al-Jahalin Bedouin community said. Atallah al-Jahalin told Ma'an that Israeli forces, accompanied by 30 vehicles and a delegation from Israeli's Civil Administration, raided the area and destroyed the sole school in the community.

on February 21, 2016
Schools to Close in West Bank, Gaza Amid Worsening Weather News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Schools to Close in West Bank, Gaza Amid Worsening Weather

Schools were set to close across much of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as weather conditions continued to deteriorate across the occupied Palestinian territory. In the West Bank, district offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Education, including those in Ramallah, Bethlehem and Qalqiliya, announced that schools would be closed due to an expected snowstorm.

on January 25, 2016
Birzeit University Rises up Against Israel’s Arrests News Roundup
Mariam Barghouti, Al Jazeera

Birzeit University Rises up Against Israel’s Arrests

National songs echoed throughout the West Bank's Birzeit University campus as students met during a demonstration on December 21 in solidarity with the students and faculty members detained by Israel. The music abruptly stopped, and a young man with a microphone cried out to observers: "We come to you today, united in the name of Palestine, to defy Israel's strategy of arresting us, which it is enforcing without discrimination, regardless of political affiliation."

on January 11, 2016
Palestinian Teachers Up For Global Award News Roundup
Yahoo! News/Sky News

Palestinian Teachers Up For Global Award

Three Palestinian teachers are among the final 50 nominees for global teacher of the year - a million-dollar award that organisers hope will come to be seen as a 'Nobel Prize' for teaching. The Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Prize is backed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and actor Kevin Spacey is on the judging panel.

on December 31, 2015
Israeli Forces Raid Nablus-area Village, Chase School Students News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Raid Nablus-area Village, Chase School Students

Israeli forces raided the al-Sawiya village in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Monday and chased school students claiming they were throwing rocks at soldiers, locals said. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers deliberately threw stun grenades at students and chased them across the village.

on December 14, 2015
Israeli Military Fires Tear Gas at School in Hebron’s Old City News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Military Fires Tear Gas at School in Hebron’s Old City

Palestinian schoolchildren on Thursday were prevented from accessing their school after Israeli forces covered an area south of Hebron’s Old City with teargas and Skunk water, locals said. The area surrounding the Tariq Ibn Zaid school in the occupied West Bank city erupted after the Israeli army said a Palestinian hurled a tear gas canister at Abu a-Reesh military checkpoint...

on November 19, 2015
Undercover Israeli Forces Detain 3 Schoolchildren in Silwan News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Undercover Israeli Forces Detain 3 Schoolchildren in Silwan

Israeli undercover forces on Tuesday detained three Palestinian schoolchildren from the Ras al-Amud area of Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, witnesses said. Witnesses said that undercover Israeli agents dressed as Palestinians chased the children while they were on their way to school before detaining them.

on November 17, 2015
16 Eye-Opening Photos Show What It’s Like Going Back to School in Palestine and Israel News Roundup
Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic

16 Eye-Opening Photos Show What It’s Like Going Back to School in Palestine and Israel

As protests rage across the West Bank this week, tensions between Israeli forces and residents of occupied Palestine are higher than they've been in months. In the midst of this, however, local schoolchildren go about their day-to-day routine. It's the closest thing to normality in a situation that, for some observers, would seem anything but.

on October 28, 2015
Amid The Ruins, Gaza’s Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn News Roundup
Charlotte Alfred, The Huffington Post

Amid The Ruins, Gaza’s Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn

Hollow buildings still scar the landscape of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, the site of some of the heaviest bombardments and fiercest clashes during last year's war between Israel and Hamas militants. But even amid the ruins of Shujaiyeh, Palestinian children are back at school and ready to learn.

on October 7, 2015
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