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Education Under Occupation, Hebron (students in the H2 area)

Israeli occupation forces exercise direct control over the 20% of Hebron City, known as H2, which is home to some 33,000 Palestinians and a 850 Israeli settlers guarded by 2000 Israeli soldier. This area has witnessed multiple cycles of violations in the context of continuing settlement activities, which are in contravention of international law. Here are some of the violations against education in H2 area:

– 88% of children in H2
area of Hebron have to cross through Israeli occupation checkpoints.
– 90% of these children were subjected to harassment, body searches, humiliation, or arrest.
– 70% of the children do not have access to extracurricular child-friendly spaces.
– 10% of children between the ages of 6 and 16 have dropped out of school.

Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

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