The opinion article gives a complete and fair picture of Israel’s destruction and attacks on Gaza and the West Bank’s education infrastructures, scholars, and health system. It mentions the 6 Palestinian universities and 350 schools and public libraries attacked or destroyed.
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Title of Piece: Shree Paradkar: "How Israel’s ‘scholasticide’ denies Palestinians their past, present and future"
Media Outlet: Toronto Star
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Please help us thank the Toronto Star and Shree Paradkar for an excellent opinion piece raising the broader question of Israel’s genocidal actions on Palestine’s education system and Palestinians’ future.
- The opinion article gives a complete and fair picture of Israel’s destruction and attacks on Gaza and the West Bank’s education infrastructures, scholars, and health system. It mentions the 6 Palestinian universities and 350 schools and public libraries attacked or destroyed. It mentions the scholars killed by Israeli strikes: Sufyan Tayeh, a prominent researcher in theoretical physics and applied mathematics, and Refaat Alareer, a renowned professor, poet, and writer.
- Shree Paradkar introduces us to a new concept: “scholasticide.” She also inserts it into the broader context of Israel’s attacks on hospitals, the media, bakeries, and cultural sites, and killings of healthcare professionals and journalists, and, largely, genocide.
- Paradkar raises the broader question of the denial of a future for Palestinians in Gaza. To strengthen her argument, she mentions that the West Bank and Gaza have a 97% literacy rate among people older than 15 and the importance of education in Palestinian society.
- Paradkar gives voice to critical voices: Abdel Razzaq Takriti, associate professor at history at Rice University in Texas and chair of the Arab-American Educational Foundation, and Chandni Desai, University of Toronto assistant professor. She also mentions the petition signed by 3,400 academics from Canada, U.S, Britain, UK, and other countries: Scholars Against the War on Palestine (SAWP), which demands a ceasefire and an end to the siege in Gaza.
We have launched a lot of alerts encouraging Shree Paradkar for her excellent opinion articles. Let's keep on encouraging her to keep going in that sense.
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