By Mohammed Asad
Students in the Gaza Strip held protests this week to urge a speedier repair and rebuilding of the dozens of schools that were destroyed by Israel’s military this past summer during its assault on the civilian population.
More than 2,200 people were killed with more than 90 percent civilians, including about 500 children, babies and infants. International Civil Rights and Human Rights organizations unanimously condemned Israel’s assault accusing the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of war crimes.
The students complained that progress is extremely slow in replacing the schools despite funds donated or pledged by dozens of international nations through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
The protest was held in front of UNRWA’s building in the Gaza Strip.
(Mohammed Asad is a war correspondent and photographer in the Gaza Strip.)
photographer Mohammed Asad's photo of Dalia Khalifa won an award in March 2015 at a competition organised by the UN.
'Unbreakable' - is the photo of 9yr old Dalia Khalifa, taken at Al-Shifa Hospital on Aug 9th, 2014. Dalia was badly injured in an Israeli air strike during Operation 'Protective Edge'.
'Unbreakable' is the Grand Jury Winner in the photography competition, organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa (UN OCHA).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Mohammed Asad's home in Shujaiyya was destroyed by Israeli missiles, mortars and tank fire on Friday August 1, 2014 while he was documenting the Israeli massacre of civilians in the Gaza Strip. He is now living in temporary housing as he scrambles to find Internet access to share his photographs when possible.]
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