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Death and destruction in the classroom: teaching and learning under occupation

The lasting impact of schooling doesn’t just stem from what we were taught in the classroom; it comes from the experiences we gain from spending time with peers in an educational environment. Schools and universities should be safe spaces for young people, but for children in areas of conflict such…

Winter under siege: families struggling to survive in Gaza

Families in Gaza are still bearing the brunt of the 2014 Israeli assault, which killed more than 2000 people and left approximately 100,000 displaced. Four years later, 22,000 people are still displaced; moving from shelter to shelter or living in partially destroyed homes that have yet to be reconstructed. As…

The art of breaking barriers in Gaza

Art can provide a new medium through which people with disabilities can express their experiences. The creative process involved in making art has shown to be hugely beneficial to physical and emotional wellbeing; it reduces stress, increases self-confidence and helps to improve inter-personal skills. In the occupied Gaza Strip, poor…

An update from Gaza on Palestine Day

Today, on Palestine Day, Dana, Interpal’s Communications Assistant in our Gaza Field Office, provides us with an update of their work in the field, all thanks to your donations. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed to focus the world’s attention on Palestinians’ lack of some of…

5 things you should know about the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration was a statement in the form of a letter from the British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leading figure in the British Zionist community, written on 2 November 1917. The letter made it clear that the British government backed the establishment of a ‘national…