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Scholars say Israel is intentionally destroying education and cultural institutions in Gaza. Here smoke rises following Israeli bombardments in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Jan. 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Mohammed Dahman)

The war in Gaza is wiping out Palestine’s education and knowledge systems

Scholars say Israel’s destruction of Gaza’s schools, universities and museums are part of an ongoing project to destroy Palestinian people, identity and ideas.
(From left): Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, US President Bill Clinton, and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at a ceremony marking the signing of the 1993 peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians on the White House lawn. Ron Edmonds/AP

Explainer: what is the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

The two sides got very close to a deal in the 1990s but have drifted apart since then.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is the main relief organisation operating in the West Bank and Gaza. Khaled Omar/Xinhua

Gaza conflict: what is UNRWA and why is Israel calling for its abolition?

Destroying the main relief agency in Gaza would be a catastrophe for its people, most of whom have been displaced by the conflict and are desperate for food, shelter and medical supplies.

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