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Case study: Al Shejaeyya School- Gaza Strip

A case study from the IHL Resource Centre report "Within Range", The legality of the land, Buffer Zone in the Gaza Strip". January 2011

The Al Shejaeyya Secondary School for Boys caters to 500 students and is located one kilometer from the cease-fire line with Israel, overlooks the currently closed Karni crossing. The building has been shelled four times since 2004, during which several classrooms and laboratories were destroyed. “After the shelling of the school for the second time in 2006, many students stopped attending school,” says a teacher. Children continue to be faced with the real threat of being shot at on their way to and from the school. Risks are especially high for students who live between the perimeter fence and the school. 

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