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Aida Boys School, Bethlehem, West Bank. The Aida Refugee camp was set up in 1950 by the United Nations Relief Agency for Palestinians displaced from villages within Israel, and the school was built shortly afterward. The front line between Israelis and Palestinians during the First Intifada (1987–91) fell close to the school, and its walls were thickened to protect its students against bullets. Whenever hostilities flare up with the Israelis, the air fills with tear gas and the headmaster sends everyone home.

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