Despite suffering, sons and daughters of martyrs and prisoners get high results at Palestine’s HSC

By Bahaa Shammala

The Palestinian Ministry of Education announced the results of the general certificate exam for high schools (HSC), known as Tawjhi, on Saturday morning, stating  that overall success rate was 71.32 percent. 

On cloud nine, the Palestinian students celebrate their success in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank as fireworks rocked the Palestinian cities this morning. 

Palestinians consider the High school success a big occasion for their children and a day of celebration, especially in the besieged Gaza Strip because it gives hope to those who barely have any hope left amidst the long-standing siege.

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Palestinians celebrate this occasion in different ways like dancing dabka, setting off fireworks and distributing sweets to their neighbors and people in the street. 

Despite the hardships, they got the highest score

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Being orphaned by the occupation killing your father, or being the son of a prisoner in their prisons is one of the  biggest hardships that’s difficult to endure, especially when you are a child. 

In Palestine, sons of martyrs and prisoners achieved high results in the high school certificate.

Despite their parents absence , these children  struggled to manifest their legendary steadfastness, and a desire to make their dreams come true, in an effort to make their absent fathers proud of them.

We, the Palestinians people, are so proud of those students. They provide us with positive energy to complete our path to liberate our homeland through our learn, work and endeavor. 


In a heartbreaking scene, the daughter of the martyr Muhammad Abu Shammala who was killed by the Israeli occupation forces when she was 10 years old, hugged her father’s picture 

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The orphaned Palestinian Ruba, daughter of the martyr Muhammad, got a grade of 92% in her high school certificate. 

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Despite the pain she is suffering from for being away from her father, she was able to be distinguished at her high school. Here is Palestine, where its people are writing a story of bravery whatever the cost may be and despite the occupation and its brutality and crimes.

Tasnim Al-Qawasmi, the daughter of the Palestinian detainee Hossam A-Qawasmi, who is sentenced to life imprisonment, obtained a grade  of 96.6% in her high school certificate.

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Miles between her and her father who is detained in the Israeli jails and sentenced to 21 years, Aya Derar Abu Sisi got 98% at her high school certificate.

Despite pain and suffering, the Palestinians continue to dazzle the world through their struggle to live freely and to liberate their occupied homeland by advancing in their practical and educational lives.

(Source / 12.07.2020)

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