Measuring the impact of attacks on education in Palestine
This case study highlights some of the effects of violence on education in Palestine between January 2019 and September 2021, based on an analysis of Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) Education Cluster data. For example, teargas and other weapons firing injured at least 480 students and teaching staff and affected at least 9,650 in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, during that time-period. Furthermore, explosive weapons affected at least 305 schools and kindergartens in Palestine between January 2019 and September 2021. During an escalation of hostilities in May 2021, around a quarter of all schools in Gaza were damaged due to air-launched or ground-launched bombardments.
This case study also highlights how oPt Education Cluster partners utilized data on attacks on education for a timely and holistic response to such attacks. These approaches may be adapted to similar contexts of violent attacks on students, teachers, and education facilities.