Israel’s Violation of Palestinian Right to Education

Charlotte Silver’s recent report for Electronic Intifada documents Israel’s systematic violation of the Palestinian right to education in East Jeruslaem. In the article (“Jerusalem children squeezed out of school by Israeli discrimination“), Silver provides an overview of the continually deteriorating conditions of Palestinians in EastScreen Shot 2016-01-03 at 6.22.29 PM Jerusalem,  which the international community considers occupied territory, along with the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. She notes in particular that “In February 2011, following a decade of litigation, Israel’s high court ruled that the authorities’ neglect of Palestinian schools in Jerusalem violated their right to education.” Despite the high court’s decision, Palestinian students continue to face Israeli obstructionism.

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