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200 young Palestinians to study medicine and engineering in Venezuela PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Friday, 29 August 2014 13:21

By the Alliance for Global Justice

Venezuela

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A total of 200 young Palestinians have been invited to study medicine and engineering in a number of universities across Venezuela. A group of 60 students will arrive in Venezuela in September to join the 40 Palestinian students already studying comprehensive community medicine at the Salvador Allende Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Caracas.

“A few weeks ago we were planning to receive 20 Palestinian students on this course but President Maduro announced that the Bolivarian government would redouble its efforts so we will now bring 100 Palestinian students” said Noya from the Palestinian embassy in Caracas.

Noya added that in January 2015, 100 more Palestinian students will arrive in Venezuela to study engineering. “One hundred more Palestinian students will receive training in strategic areas such as food engineering, telecommunications, instrumentation and c ontrol.”

The students will be offered accommodation by ELAM and various other universities that have offered their support.

Noya explained that “the students will have the chance to put their knowledge at the service of their communities.”

The Palestinian Ambassador to Venezuela, Linda Sabeh Ali thanked Venezuela for all the support offered to the Palestinian people.

“We want these young people to come to Venezuela and then return to Palestine to save their communities. Today they are subjected to murder and genocide by Israel. I am very happy and grateful for all the support we have been given”.

Venezuela Offers Shelter to Palestinian

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President Maduro announced that Venezuela is going to shelter orphaned and wounded Palestinian children.

On Thursday President Maduro announced that he is setting up a shelter for Palestinian children who have been orphaned and injured during Israel´s assault on the Gaza Strip. In a speech delivered at the end of the national congress of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Maduro said he had proposed this plan to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

“I have already decided to build a foster home with the name Hugo Chavez to bring children injured in the war and who have lost their parents, who are without their mothers, who have been orphaned,” he said.

He went on to say, “We are going to bring them to Venezuela and raise them with love; and with the agreement of the Palestinian state we are going to find some of these children Venezuelan mothers and fathers.”

Maduro also called for a national march on Saturday to support the people of Palestine, “There is no war.Israel, recognized by the UN, is an occupying power which has been evicting Palestinians from their historical territory and has launched a war of extermination to evacuate Gaza and seize the Strip.”

Twenty-five percent of those killed by Israel in Palestine over the last month have been children, and 30% percent of those injured have been.

*From http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-Offers-Shelter-to-Palestinian-Children-20140801-0038.html

The Alliance of Global Justice

Venezuela Weekly 8.22.14

This weekly email contains a few useful articles on Venezuela that contain bite-sized dose of the truth so that you can fight the disinformation in your own community, that so much of the media, including alternative media are putting out. 

It is AfGJ's conviction that we in the US defend Venezuela's sovereignty and recognize that the Bolivarian Revolution has improved the lives of its citizens, led the movement toward Latin America integration, and is building participatory democracy structures that are an example for us in the US as well. -AfGJ staff

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