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Palestinian Children Risk Their Lives Just to Get to School


The ongoing atrocities of Israel on the Palestinians have severely compromised and affected the education in Occupied Palestinian Territory. The right to education has been recognized as the fundamental right of every individual in International Law, yet the Palestinian students are suffering at the hands of apartheid state of Israel.


This documentary of year 2003 shows the everyday struggle of Palestinian children that how they have to climb walls, jump from one roof to another, and walk-through secret passages just to get to school on time. The particular reason this circumstance is that the Israeli Defense Force have imposed a ‘curfew’ in the city of Hebron due to the threat of ‘terrorism’. The students, on their way to school, are in constant fear of getting caught, harassed and beaten by the Israeli soldiers for violating an unjust law. And they often get evilly beaten by the soldiers and are ‘ordered’ on gunpoint to return to their homes. Also, the Israeli soldiers would come and close the school just because they were open and providing education to Palestinian children.

As a result of such monstrosity, abuse and terror faced by innocent Palestinian children at the hands of Israeli soldiers, according to reports, the performance, wellbeing and enrolment of the students had been severely affected.


Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1XiiqH8neU

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Atrocities like this are a sad sight of the inhumanity present in the world ,unfortunately this is one reality we have to accept .One good point i take away from this is that palestinian children have a strong desire to learn and wont be stopped so easily

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Absolutely true. these kids are the most resilient as they courageously stand against these tyrant rules.

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It is sad how the children have to face the brunt of the animosity and conflicts that exist between different governments, world leaders and nations. Schools must be least targeted during any form of conflicts or war yet they often become the most targetted. It's utterly sad.

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Yes, schools must be least targeted according to the international standards of war. Yet we see that no one is holding Israel accountable for openly violating these "prestigious" international standards.

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It is indeed a prolonged problem. Unfortunately, the situation in Palestine continues to detoriate, with no apparent signs of resolution. Despite being one of the basic human rights, education suffers the most. Perhaps it is due to the fact that you can hold someone accountable for providing food, water, and shelter, however who will one approach for answers regarding education? It is a genocide in the gaza strip. We can only hope things improve permanently somehow, but currently it is marred by cease-fires.

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Unfortunately, there is no one, no international organization or any self-righteous "great" country that would provide answers for the harm inflicted on education.

And sadly it seems that things can only get better miraculously, as there is no hope from the rest of the world to intervene.

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With the rampant social media documentation of everyday atrocities faced by Palestinians, this was so heartbreaking to read. How can education be a universal right in this context when the right to live is so easily taken away by harmless civilians.

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Exactly! The whole idea of "Education for All" fails when no one bats an eye on the systematic deprivation of a whole ethnic community to education.

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The disparity in the West's approach to fundamentalist violence when it comes from Muslims vs when it comes from some other group is very telling. Both Israel and Taliban are involved in depriving kids of education but one is a close ally while the other is a sworn enemy. I believe terrorism should be condemned wherever it comes from, but this hypocrisy of the West is what delegitimizes any of their interventions and causes extreme resistance from native populations

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Yes, the terrorism should be condemned wherever it comes from. But unfortunately, every other country looks for their own political interests before advocating against the barbaric or terrorist acts. Even Pakistan is no exception in this dirty politics as Pakistan has remained silent while China has openly tortured and put ethnic minorities in concentration camps.

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