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REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa- Gaza City, Palestinian Territories Palestinian graduates attend their graduation ceremony as they stand behind posters of their former classmates, who were killed in the seven-week Israeli offensive and were supposed to be among graduates, at the University College of Applied Sciences in Gaza City September 10, 2014. An open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas-led Gaza militants, mediated by Egypt, took effect on August 26 after a seven-week conflict. It called for an indefinite halt to hostilities, the immediate opening of Gaza's blockaded crossings with Israel and Egypt, and a widening of the territory's fishing zone in the Mediterranean.

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The responsibility to protect and rebuild higher education in the Arab World

July 9, 2015, Sultan Barakat and Sansom Milton

Sultan Barakat and Sansom Milton contend that higher education is often an unrecognized casualty of these conflicts, with priority given to more pressing humanitarian needs. They assert that the protection and rebuilding of such institutions across the Middle East forms a crucial response to present concerns, helping to shelter and develop strategically vital youth populations.

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