Pupils and teachers journey outside Nablus’ checkpoints While the lower classes anxiously await their exam results, some of the teachers and students of King Tala boys school and Hajja Rushda girls school get the chance to travel beyond the checkpoints that surround Nablus. But like thousands of other ‘paperless Palestinians’, for Shifa al-Khatib, a science teacher at the girls school, travel has been impossible without identity papers and she hasn’t seen her family in Jordan for ten years. When at last she gets the necessary papers, hers is a long and very emotional journey as she is finally reunited with her family. Back in Nablus, the lower school students’ exam results determine whether they will go up to the next grade, or have to repeat the year.

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