Empty seats of war victims as Gaza children make delayed return to school

September 14, 2014 8:23 AM

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Empty seats of war victims as Gaza children make delayed return to school

Nearly 500,000 Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet says today's return - delayed for two weeks - involves 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions.

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