And They Go on Learning
Keyword: 
Palestine
Palestinians
West Bank
education
school
student
university
Israeli occupation
conflict
tear gas
Abstract: 

This essay examines the difficulties for children and youth in attaining an education while living under Israeli military occupation. It focuses on three Palestinian students in the West Bank who shared their experiences with the author about their trials of getting to and staying in school, their limited opportunities for gaining higher education, and their sense of well-being, to demonstrate the impact of military occupation on their daily student life.

Author biography: 

Hadeel Salameh is a Palestinian-American writer with an MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University and BA from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in Torrid Literary Journal, Drunk Monkeys online magazine, Apogee journal, Anchor (Still Harbor) online magazine, Muftah online magazine, and the publication SLAB: Sound and Literary Art Book, ed. Morgan Cahn (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 2012). She is working on finishing a novel about the Palestinian diaspora.

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