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Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

Guest contribution by Dina Elmuti


A teacher in Gaza’s University College of Applied Sciences corrects an exam belonging to one of their students who was massacred earlier this month during Israel’s onslaught of the coastal enclave. “Dear Martyr: I apologize for not correcting your exam papers. We do not correct martyrs; it is they who correct us.”

When I saw this photo today and read the haunting words written by this teacher, my heart was overcome by overwhelming heaviness and a feeling of shame and inescapable guilt. It was a caustic reminder of the piercing and devastating struggles that students in Gaza face daily. A walloping and humbling slap in the face, I needed to be reminded.

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