“AThe recreational and educational activities provided by UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) teams are essential to prepare children for returning to school and restoring their right to education”, the agency highlighted on its X social network account (formerly Twitter).

The Palestinian Education Ministry in Gaza, where Hamas has been in power since 2007, was forced to suspend the school year on November 6 last year due to the intensity of Israeli bombings, and warned that more than 6,400 students and more than 100 teachers had been killed since the start of the Israeli invasion on October 7.

Gaza authorities report that schools and universities continue to be targets of Israeli bombings.

Since the start of the offensive, at least 110 educational establishments have been completely destroyed and more than 300 have suffered partial damage, according to June 17 data from the press office of the Hamas Government in the Gaza Strip.

UNRWA also regretted that Israel has already bombed 69% of schools, which were transformed into shelters for Gazans who lost their homes due to bombings.

On October 7 last year, Israel declared a war in the Gaza Strip to “eradicate” Hamas, hours after it carried out an attack of unprecedented proportions on Israeli territory, killing 1,194 people, most of them civilians.

Classified as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and Israel, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) also took 251 hostages that day, 120 of whom remain in captivity and 41 have since died, according to the most recent report from the Israeli Army.

The war, which today entered its 266th day and continues to threaten to spread throughout the entire Middle East region, has so far left at least 37,765 dead and 86,429 injured in the Gaza Strip, in addition to around 10,000 missing, most of them civilians. presumably buried in the rubble, according to updated figures from local authorities.

The conflict has also caused nearly two million people to be displaced, plunging the overpopulated and poor Palestinian enclave into a serious humanitarian crisis, with more than 1.1 million people in a “situation of catastrophic hunger” that is claiming victims – “the highest number ever recorded” by the UN in studies on food security in the world.

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