Gaza universities targeted during hostilities – UNESCOMiddle East Monitor.
Israel's "failure to treat learning environments as safe spaces and protect universities from attack", UNESCO states, constituted "a serious violation of the right to education and is prohibited under international law".
The UN agency used primary data, questionnaires and interviews, with researchers conducting field visits to 26 higher education institutions in the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces killed 421 students and injured another 1,128 during so-called ‘Operation Protective Edge’. In what UNESCO calls a "shocking statistic", student deaths represented 27.4% – more than a quarter – of the total civilian death toll in the Gaza Strip. The majority of students killed in the conflict were hit by shelling.
Full report on the Middle East Monitor site