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Right to Education Campaign , Birzeit University, 30 April 2009
Human rights violations affecting the student population under higher-education.
Fragmented Education in Occupied Palestine
Stephen Lendman, The Palestine Chronicle, 28 May 2010
A 2007 UNESCO/Save the Children UK report titled, 'Fragmented foundations: education and chronic crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory' addressed issues 'in emergency and reconstruction situations, as well as in chronic conflict.'
Official letter shows discrimination in educational funding in Jerusalem
Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, 15 April 2010
According to the letter sent by Yossi Havilio to deputy mayor Yose (Peppe) Alalo (Meretz), official data he received states the municipality's operational spending per elementary school per pupil per year in East Jerusalem
stands at just over half that of West Jerusalem. The operational budget is meant to cover water, phone, electricity and other day-to-day expenses. Havilio noted significant discrepancies in kindergartens, high schools and special needs schools as well.
Israeli Schoolchildren Learn to Count with Tanks
Rela Mazali and Sergeiy Sandler, The Only Democracy, 22 March 2010
In January 2010, an official UN body determined for the first time that the militarization of Israel's government-run school system was in violation of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child and, in particular, of Israel's implementation of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC), to which it is a signatory.
Berkeley student senate divestment resolution
Henry Norr, Mondoweiss, 18 March 2010
Text of the Berkeley student senate resolution on divestment.
Poll: Half of Israeli high schoolers oppose equal rights for Arabs
Or Kashti, Haaretz, 11 March 2010
Nearly half of Israel's high school students do not believe that Israeli-Arabs are entitled to the same rights as Jews in Israel, according to the results of a new survey. The same poll revealed that more than half the students would deny Arabs the right to be elected to the Knesset. Close to half of all respondents - 48 percent - said that they would refuse orders to evacuate outposts and settlements in the Palestinian territories.
Al-Haq Press Release on Ariel Settler 'University'
, Al-Haq, 20 February 2010
Al-Haq highlights and condemns moves by the Israeli government, acting through the Israeli military, to upgrade the settlement college of Ariel to the status of a university, providing legal arguments against the decision.
UN fails to meet Millenium Goals regarding education in Occupied Palestine, other combat areas
Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service News Agency, 11 February 2010
The relentless attacks on educational institutions in war zones - along with growing threats against academics, teachers and school-going children - have jeopardised one of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - education for all by 2015. In Israeli-occupied Gaza, more than 300 kindergarten schools and university buildings were damaged or severely damaged during Israel's three week-long air attacks in 2008-2009.