Posts tagged Palestine

Gaza City: Palestinian schoolboys are learning how to fire Kalashnikovs, throw grenades and plant improvised explosive devices as part of a program run by Hamas’s education ministry.
The scheme has been criticised by Palestinian human rights groups, who point out that Hamas has previously banned sport from the school curriculum on the grounds that there is not enough time for it.
Hamas authorities introduced the “Futuwwa”, or youth program into the state curriculum last September for 37,000 Palestinian boys aged between 15 and 17, conceiving it as a scheme intended to initiate a new generation of Palestinian men in the struggle against Israel. (via Kalashnikov Classes for Palestinian Students)

Gaza City: Palestinian schoolboys are learning how to fire Kalashnikovs, throw grenades and plant improvised explosive devices as part of a program run by Hamas’s education ministry.

The scheme has been criticised by Palestinian human rights groups, who point out that Hamas has previously banned sport from the school curriculum on the grounds that there is not enough time for it.

Hamas authorities introduced the “Futuwwa”, or youth program into the state curriculum last September for 37,000 Palestinian boys aged between 15 and 17, conceiving it as a scheme intended to initiate a new generation of Palestinian men in the struggle against Israel. (via Kalashnikov Classes for Palestinian Students)

A head teacher in the Occupied West Bank is pleading with the world to help stop the demolition of his school. [Read his statement below].
The elementary school was built by the residents of Susiya a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank. Before the school was built children had to walk four kilometers each way to come to school, so many were unable to attend. Now the Israeli administration in the West Bank have issued a demolition order against the school. (via Palestinian Headteacher asks for Solidarity for His School | Teacher Solidarity)

A head teacher in the Occupied West Bank is pleading with the world to help stop the demolition of his school. [Read his statement below].

The elementary school was built by the residents of Susiya a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank. Before the school was built children had to walk four kilometers each way to come to school, so many were unable to attend. Now the Israeli administration in the West Bank have issued a demolition order against the school. (via Palestinian Headteacher asks for Solidarity for His School | Teacher Solidarity)

[RAMALLAH, West Bank] Do Palestinian school textbooks “teach terrorism,” as Newt Gingrich claimed in a recent debate among U.S. Republican presidential hopefuls?

His example — that Palestinians “have text books that say, ‘If there are 13 Jews and nine Jews are killed, how many Jews are left?’” — is not in any of the texts, researchers say.

As for Gingrich’s broader claim, the textbooks don’t directly encourage anti-Israeli violence, but they also don’t really teach peace, studies say.

NPR

Rana Najadeh, 12, recalled her horror as she bore witness to the destruction. “I got very scared when the soldiers came to demolish our class,” she said. “I rushed out to check on my six year old brother Suleiman, who was crying.”

Read full article here.

(UNICEF provides support to Palestinian students through rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions)

unicef:

Along with UNICEF and other UN agencies and partners, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education is developing a strategy to protect the right to education of children in the West Bank.

Full story: http://bit.ly/qqZ7vr

 (by unicef)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Six decades after the Nazis murdered 6 million Jews, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial has launched a new effort to educate the country’s Arab minority — many of whom either deny the horror or undermine its scope.

Like their Palestinian brethren in the West Bank and Gaza, many of Israel’s 1.2 million Arabs resentfully view the Holocaust as the catalyst of their own suffering. While studying the Nazi genocide is mandatory in Israeli schools, there’s little empathy among Arabs for its Jewish victims.

In a new project, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is offering seminars to Arab teachers, hoping to wrest contemporary Mideast politics from the historical events of the Holocaust.

Organizers acknowledge it’s a tough challenge.