Occupied Palestinian Territory

Friday 8 September 2017

Right of education for 1 million Palestinian children at risk

Scores of Palestinian children continue to struggle to realize their right to education as students return to school last week. School demolitions, confiscation of equipment, double shifts, inability to prioritise education and underfunding have complicated children’s access to education.

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Thursday 24 August 2017

Aid agencies alarmed by attacks against Palestinian educational facilities ahead of the new school year

This week, two educational facilities have been targeted by Israeli authorities, taking the total up to three in the last fortnight alone. On the day before the start of the new school year, the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA)[1] entered the community of Jubbet adh-Dhib and dismantled the elementary school in the final stages of construction.

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Friday 18 August 2017

Worsening child protection crisis plaguing the occupied Palestinian territory

The reality for children living in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)is deteriorating almost every day. There are now more than two million Palestinian children who face increasing violations of their rights: displacement and forcible transfer, the demolition and destruction of homes and schools, arbitrary arrest and detention, harassment at checkpoints, and frequent violence and intimidation when they are simply trying to reach school or attend class.

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Monday 6 July 2015

Majority of children in Gaza’s hardest-hit areas showing signs of severe emotional distress a year on from deadly war



Children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year’s conflict are still showing signs of severe emotional distress, including high levels of bed wetting and nightmares.

A new assessment by Save the Children found that:

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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Israel-Gaza ceasefire: Now blockade needs to be lifted to avoid humanitarian catastrophe

Save the Children welcomes with relief the much-needed ceasefire agreement between the Israeli government and Palestinian representatives. We hope this will be sustained and ensure the wellbeing of children in Gaza and Israel.

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