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Palestinian Children Denied Education in Israeli Prisons

Israeli prisons are not providing adequately for the educational needs of detained Palestinian children, reports Jillian Kestler-D'Amours.
Palestinian children take part in a rally in front of the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza City marking Palestinian Prisoners Day April 17, 2012. The Israeli Prisons Authority said on Tuesday in a written statement that 2,300 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails have said they would reject their daily meal in support of Palestinian Prisoners Day and 1,200 would launch hunger strikes.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY) - RTR30U7Q

BEIT UMMAR, WEST BANK — Seventy-three. In that many days, Sadek Abu Maria’s life has drastically changed.

“It’s easier than before, but it’s still difficult because I have exams, and the majority of the material I wasn’t there for,” the 15-year-old told Al-Monitor from his family’s living room in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar.

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