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American International School in Gaza

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American International School in Gaza
المدرسة الأميركية الدولية في غزة
Location
Beit Lahia, Gaza
Palestinian territories State of Palestine
Information
Type Private
Established 1999
Gender Co-educational
Website

American International School in Gaza (Arabic: المدرسة الأميركية الدولية في غزة‎‎) is a school located in Gaza.

The school opened in 1999. Islamic fundamentalists criticized the schools coeducational classes and had attacked the school including bombing,looting and kidnapping.[1]In 2009 the school held summer camp and planned to hold fall classes even though the campus had been bombed by Israel Defense Forces during Gaza War (2008–09).[2]According to IDF the school was used by militants to launch rocket attacks but the school officials and local residents denied this.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Israel's destruction of U.S.-style school shocks Gazans". mcclatchydc. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  2. ^ Kenyon, Peter. "Despite Bombing, Gaza School Endures." National Public Radio. August 2, 2009. Retrieved on August 2, 2009.

External links

  • American International School in Gaza
  • Facebook page
  • "American International School blown up in Gaza".

Coordinates: 31°33′39″N 34°28′51″E / 31.56083°N 34.48083°E / 31.56083; 34.48083

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