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Films Highlight Education Struggle for Israeli Apartheid Week

Saturday
March 23, 2013
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The Right to Education Campaign at Birzeit University and the Palestinian Center for Peace and Democracy joined in the events of the internationally-observed Israeli Apartheid Week on March 12, 2013.

The campaign screened documentary films illustrating a number of apartheid practices used by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians.

Produced by the Palestinian director Mohammed Attar and student volunteers at the Right to Education campaign, the first film screened highlighted the Palestinian struggle to achieve education and ongoing violations committed by occupation forces against Palestinian university students.

The second film addressed Israeli efforts to dissolve the national Palestinian identity by presenting the story of a young Gazan who has to choose between working as a musician in Ramallah or living with his family in the Gaza Strip.

The Right to Education Campaign was founded in 1988 by a group of students and professors to provide legal assistance to right to education through activities and events. The campaign aims to spread students’ awareness of their educational rights under occupation, which attempts to obliterate Palestinian thought.

ent <7� l�� X� ill spread awareness of constitutional law, human rights and gender issues among judges, lawyers, law students and concerned civil society organizations. This project will be implemented over two years, starting on April 1, 2013 and ending March 31, 2015.

 

President Hindi commended the ongoing efforts by the Danish Representative Office to work with various sectors to build the institutions of a future Palestinian state.

Mr. Rehof said he valued working with BZU in the context of a relationship based on partnership and cooperation to stimulate reform initiatives and maintain a historical legacy.

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