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Islamic Development Bank funds school construction in Gaza, West Bank

January 7, 2019 at 9:18 am

After Israeli forces demolished their school building, Palestinian students and teachers set up a makeshift school

Palestinian Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam yesterday signed a deal with the Islamic Development Bank to build and renovate 11 schools, the Safa News Agency reported.

The deal, worth $14 million, will be spent on building three schools, renovating others and adding 159 new classrooms.

It also includes offering technical support for the projects’ unit at the ministry.

Saidam said that this deal came to support the education sector in Palestine and afford an appropriate educational environment.

The Al-Aqsa Fund, which is funded by Arab and Islamic banks, has invested in more than 250 schools in the Palestinian territories between 2001 and 2017.

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Israel demolishing Palestinian schools - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Israel demolishing Palestinian schools – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]