5 December 2007 - Education suffers amidst political tension and conflict in Gaza

Tape#: JN 7492
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Young girls try to keep their grades up during hard times in the Gaza Strip.

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Production date: 25 October 2007

Duration: 2:15

Keywords: UNICEF, children, occupied Palestinian territory, school, education, studies

Main shooting locations: AL QARARA, occupied Palestinian territory

Main sequences: Palestinians have long relied on education as an investment in the future. Now, increased political hostilities and a five-month long blockade by Israel are having devastating effects on children. Schools, such as the in Al Qarara, on the border between Israel and Gaza, are suffering from neglect, and students’ grades are going down due to the difficulties they face focusing on their studies. 

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