Palestinian writers and bloggers discuss school graduation in Gaza; attempting a sense of normality in a completely unreal environment.
Nazek Abu Rahma and Hanadi Al Qawasmi write:
These are some of the scenes of joy in Palestine for its outstanding students. Palestine is renowned for the high academic achievement of its students, compared with other Arab nations. They know that the knowledge they acquire from every place is part of their resistance. Even the students who are prisoners (1,821) are continuing to this moment to demand from the occupation forces [Israel] their right to sit the secondary level examinations from behind bars. Scenes from here and there, some reflecting the feelings moving in the hearts of Palestinians, carrying the hope that this educational unity will turn into political unity.