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Palestinian education must move away from the imposed humanitarian agenda

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As the media hype over Khan Al-Ahmar fades away, mainstream narratives have yet to find another sensationalist violation to exploit. It is disheartening to see that the disappearance of the Palestinian village from the headlines also means that the fate of the Bedouin community it houses will be forgotten until the Israeli government reverses its suspension of the demolition order. Khan Al-Ahmar’s much publicised school, built of tires and clay, will also fade into oblivion with the rest of the village and its inhabitants.

On Monday, a Palestinian elementary school in Masafer Yatta was served with a demolition order after an Israeli incursion in which, it was reported, the students and staff were ordered to leave the premises. Earlier this month, Israeli settlers flooded school premises in Azzun Atma, south-east of Qalqilia, with raw sewage. Neither attracted much media (or political) attention.

In fact, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report dated April 2018 stated that 44 Palestinian schools are risking full or........

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