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Buildings destroyed by bombs, together with the varsity that Celtas Cortos helped construct, in a picture from May 15 within the Gaza Strip.HAITHAM IMAD (EFE)

In 1996 Celtas Cortos was having fun with nice success. In 1991 the group from Valladolid had printed the album that was sung at many events in Spain, Tell me a narrative (the place the tune is included April twentieth) and the next years they didn’t cease performing, gaining increasingly followers of their recitals. Always conscious of the Palestinian trigger, the group carried out a live performance in Béjar (Salamanca) on the 1996 tour with the purpose of allocating all proceeds to the development of a faculty in one of the essential cities within the Gaza Strip.

The recital was held on the Béjar Sports Center. “It was packed and had a great atmosphere. I seem to remember that tickets cost 1,000 pesetas and about 2,000 spectators attended. Nobody got paid. “Everything went to the school,” Eduardo Pérez, supervisor of Short Celts.

For three many years, the nursery faculty financed by Celtas Cortos has welcomed 90 girls and boys annually in its three school rooms. According to the group, that college was bombed this week by the Israeli military. “Amin has contacted us [nombre ficticio para evitar represalias], father of one of the children who studied at that school, and told us what happened. It is devastating and unfortunately a very common reality in recent months,” Jesús Cifuentes, singer of Celtas Cortos, feedback by telephone. Amin, a Palestinian, educated academically in Salamanca, was at that live performance in Béjar after which returned to his land, the place he lives as we speak.

Among the messages he sends, he studies that his son (34 years outdated), who realized to learn and write in these school rooms, has died through the battle. “At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 01-31-2024, the Israeli army murdered my son in cold blood, who was helping the evacuated Palestinians. For me he is a hero, altruistic, brave and a real man. It is a great shame, but with patience I will overcome this irreparable loss. I will be in charge of taking care of his six children. I ask God to give me a lot of strength to accomplish this task,” the message reads. “We are being eyewitnesses of a genocide. It is a horror. Almost the entire political environment is looking the other way while Palestinians die daily,” denounces Cifuentes.

Carlos Rodríguez labored within the group of that live performance and together with his affiliation was the one who made the request to construct the varsity: “The Celtas even gave up the copyright of the songs they played that night. We raised 600,000 pesetas and it was a wonderful night. Then we went to Gaza to manage the construction and were even welcomed by Arafat. We told him everything and he thought it was great.” Rodríguez factors out that he noticed photos of the realm earlier than the warfare: “It had improved a lot since the construction of the school. It was beautiful, similar to any European city. But now they have devastated it to biblical levels.”

According to Unicef ​​sources working in Palestine, “more than 87% of school buildings in the Gaza Strip have been damaged or destroyed. All schools remain closed for 625,000 students for the past six months. “All the universities in Gaza have been destroyed.”

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