New school for 400 children evacuated from Gaza area opens near Dead Sea


One month after the start of the war in Gaza, Israel opened a new school for students evacuated from the Eshkol Regional Council, near Gaza. The school is located in the Tamar Regional Council, by the Dead Sea.
Education Minister Yoav Kish held the official opening ceremony on Wednesday morning. The school is intended for 400 students and includes 15 new classrooms, six for students from grades 1-6 and nine for students from grades 7-12.
The school is located in a closed complex, near hotels and guest facilities by the Dead Sea, to which residents of the Eshkol Regional Council were evacuated, including those from Kibbutz Be’eri, which experienced a massacre on October 7.
The opening of the new school is a sign of hope for the students and their families, who have been through so much in recent months. It is also a testament to Israel’s commitment to providing education for all children, even under difficult circumstances.
In a speech at the opening ceremony, Kish said that the new school “is a symbol of our resilience and our commitment to education.” He added that the school is “a place where children can come to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment.”