Education under Occupation - stories from West Bank and Gaza students

Part of Israel's system of control in the West Bank and Gaza is to make access to education as difficult as possible...or to try and destroy it altogether.

Come and hear from Palestinian students about Israel's violations of their right to education, its attempted destruction of their everyday lives, and how they rise to the challenge of studying under occupation.


Lian Derini is from Nazareth, and will bring her perspective of a Palestinian citizen of Israel, struggling to live with Israel's anti-Palestine dogma.

Mahmoud Daghlas is from Nablus, West Bank. He grew up during the Second Intifada, and will be pulling stories from that time into his presentation.

Jehan AlFarra is from Gaza. She has had to access education under Israeli siege and assault, and will be describing the challenges of this and of her struggle to exit a sealed Gaza last year to continue her studies in Oxford. Jehan is a contributor to

Gaza Writes Back - book


This event is organised by 

Right to Education Campaign - Palestine حملة الحق في التعليم

 at Birzeit University, West Bank, and 

Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK

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  • kevin o.

    A very inspiring talk and event one of the best Palestinian rights meeting that I have been to

    1 · April 2

    • Nigel N.

      Have to agree with u there Kevin.

      April 2

    • Nigel N.

      Did anyone meet anyone else from this Meetup group?

      April 2

  • kamal

    Hi Ryan, this meet up is usually not hosted but I would also like to meet up the members before and after the talk. So lets meet up 30min or an hour earlier after before and after the meet up. who´s in?

    March 29

    • Dal

      Hi all! I like Kamal's idea - I've been to quite a few events but haven't met anyone from the group. I'm running late for this event, will only be able to listen to the second half, but would be happy to meet up after the talk.

      April 1

    • Lily

      Thank you Natasha, I would be happy to host every event that I attend anyway, and meet members before or after the event. I don't know if there's a way to make me an official Event Host if I RSVP yes to an event, is there? I will try to attend the BDS campaign outside John Lewis when I can.

      April 1

  • Nigel N.

    Im on my way to the Venue now so hope to meet everyone. Cheers

    April 1

  • Nigel N.

    Should be a very Informative evening . .

    March 12

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