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A Right to an Education? Children Blocked from Attending Schools in Hebron

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[Ed. note – Two news items, both of which have come out in the last 24 hours. Israelis–soldiers and settlers alike–are preventing children in the West Bank city of Hebron from reaching schools. In one case, a school has been completely surrounded by barbed wire. I guess it wouldn’t do for future “terrorists” to learn how to read and write. Better, apparently, they should grow up and join ISIS. ]

Israeli Settlers Prevent Hebron Children from Reaching Primary School

HEBRON (Ma’an) – A group of Israeli extremists prevented Palestinian children from going to school in the southern occupied West Bank’s Hebron city on Thursday, the director of the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Education Hebron office told Ma’an.

Bassam Tahboub said Anat Cohen, a well-known extremist who frequently harasses Palestinian residents in the area, first “attacked” the school children, “preventing” them from reaching Qurtuba middle school.

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School Children Denied Their Right to Education in Hebron

Today, on International Human Rights Day, school children as well as teachers were denied access to the Cordoba school in Al-Khalil (Hebron). The mixed primary school is located in the neighborhood of Tel Rumeida at the end of the small strip of Shuhada Street that Palestinians are still able to access.

Since the declaration of the ‘closed military zone’, effective since the 1st of November in Tel Rumeida and Shuhada Street, the children and teachers have been registered as numbers in order to pass checkpoint 56 and checkpoint 55 on their way to school. On Monday the 7th of December 2015, the checkpoint 56 has been closed for an indefinite period of time.

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The Story of the Palestinian People — Dr. Mustafa Barghouti

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