maandag 19 december 2011

Arbeidsomstandigheden in Palestina-Hebron: Onderwijs

In The Daily ordeal of getting to school in Hebron (16-12-2011) wordt beschreven hoe in Hebron op de bezette Westelijke Jordaanoever voor leerlingen en leraren hun dagelijkse gang naar school - de Qurduba School - er uitziet. Logisch bij de vakbeweging om dit gewoon eens te bezien door een ARBO-bril.
  • ... Settlers also frequently attack the school itself. To cite one of myriad examples, Ma’an News Agency reported in November 2007 that “right wing Israeli settlers broke into the courtyard of the Qurduba school … attempted to set fire to the building … attempted to rip the doors off the building and succeeded in knocking over walls, trampling flower beds and blocking the path to the school with rocks … a group of children, armed with axes, attempted to break the water pipes that supply the school. They were urged on by their teacher” (“Israeli settlers attack girls’ school in Hebron,” 26 November 2007). ...
In Education or Mind Infection beschrijft de Israelische hoogleraar Nurit Peled hoe het komt dat Israelische soldaten komen tot het als minderwaardigen behandelen van Palestijnen. Het Israelische onderwijssysteem speelt hierin een centrale rol.
  • ... This is the system that dictates the relationships between us and the Palestinians. How else can one explain young people who were educated to love their neighbour as they love themselves killing their neighbours, destroying their educational institutions, their libraries and their hospitals, for no apparent reason other than their being neighbours? The only explanation is that their minds are infected by parents, teachers and leaders, who convince them that the others are not as human as we are, and therefore killing them is not real killing; it has other legitimating names such as "cleansing" "purifying", "punishment", "operation", "mission", "campaign" and "war". Although I speak about Israeli boys this is not an Israeli affair because, as you know, the epidemic is worldwide. My nephew, Doroni, 7 years old, who lives in the US, came home on Halloween day and said he wanted to be a soldier, and then to go to Iraq and save America. ...

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