Schooling at Gunpoint (Palestine)

John M Cox coxj at email.unc.edu
Fri Dec 6 13:27:15 MST 2002


UPDATE FROM THE
ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

http://electronicIntifada.net
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6 December 2002

DEVELOPMENT WIRE: SCHOOLING AT GUNPOINT

By the end of the 2001-2002 school year, the
Palestinian Ministry of Education reported that: 216
students were killed, 2,514 injured, and 164
arrested; 17 teachers and staff in the education
sector were killed and 71 were arrested; 1,289
schools were closed for at least 3 consecutive weeks
during the Israeli invasion between March 29 and up
till the end of the school year; and approximately
50% of school children and 35,000 employees in the
education sector were prevented from reaching their
schools. Read the report.

http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article950.shtml

John Cox
Chapel Hill, NC
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