UNRWA: Half a million children are not receiving education in Gaza

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said that more than half a million boys and girls in basic education are unable to receive education in the Gaza Strip.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini touched on his account on the X platform on Friday about the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip for 126 days.

He added: “The costs of the brutal war that has been ongoing for 4 months in Gaza are tragic for children, and their future is at stake.” The Commissioner-General of UNRWA renewed his call for achieving a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. ​​​​​​

On the other hand, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Gaza, Thomas White, warned in a post on the “X” platform that Israel would launch a large-scale attack on the city of Rafah, south of the Strip.

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He said: “If an attack is launched on Rafah, we will see hundreds of thousands of people trying to flee the clashes.”

The UN official pointed out that they cannot carry out their activities effectively or safely in a city under attack by the Israeli army.

Since last October 7, the Israeli army has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip with absolute American support, leaving tens of thousands of civilian casualties, most of them children and women, in addition to an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe and massive infrastructure destruction.

As a result of the atrocities committed in the Gaza Strip, Israel faces accusations of committing “genocide” before the International Court of Justice for the first time in its history.

This was met with regional and international welcome to put an end to Israel’s impunity, while this faced American opposition.