The Palestinian education ministry issued a report on Thursday stating that 22 Palestinian students were killed in the latest Israeli attacks on the Palestinian coastal region.The report, which covers the period between the 27th of February to the 3rd of March also shows that 20 students were injured in those attacks.
The report also said that during the Israeli ground offensive targeting the northern part of the Gaza strip last week the Israeli tanks partially destroyed two schools.
Also, the ministry revealed that troops attacked two schools in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired rounds of live ammunition at the two educational facilities causing significant damage.
In the West Bank, several schools in the Qalqilia area, in the northern part of the West Bank, had to shut down for a number of days as the army invaded several areas and imposed curfew barring the residents from leaving their homes.
The Palestinian Education Council issued a call for international human rights groups to protect the Palestinian school children and provide them with adequate conditions to live in.
The Ministry added that the Palestinian children, as all children around the globe, have the right to receive proper education in a safe environment without being subjected to gunfire and shells, as well as different attacks carried by the army.