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GAZA, PALESTINE September 1, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently helped 326 Palestinian university students graduate from 18 post-secondary institutions in Gaza and the West Bank.

A ceremony was held last month at the Al-Azhar University in Gaza to honor recipients of the Baitulmaal-sponsored scholarships. These scholarships are part of Baitulmaal’s commitment to supporting education in Palestine through its partner Reach Education Fund, a U.S.-based educational nonprofit organization that assists students in Palestine.

Mazen Mokhtar, executive director at Baitulmaal, attended the ceremony virtually to congratulate the graduates.

“On behalf of Baitulmaal and its generous donors, I am very honored and blessed to share in the joy of your success and achievements today,” Mokhtar said. “Through your effort, patience, and perseverance, you have been able to accomplish what many cannot. But graduation is not the end, it is the beginning of a brighter future for you and your communities.”

Palestinian students routinely face difficulties in their pursuit of education, with poverty, violence and other roadblocks posing challenges to their success. Charities like Baitulmaal are instrumental in helping students bring hope and prosperity to their families and communities through higher education.

Baitulmaal has previously partnered with Reach Education Fund to complete two diploma release projects that assisted 466 students and provided scholarships to 25 students in Palestine. Beneficiaries attended institutions such as Al-Aqsa University, Al-Azhar University – Gaza, Al-Quds Open University, Palestine Technical College, and University College of Applied Sciences.

In addition to supporting higher education and back-to-school efforts in Palestine, Baitulmaal provides food assistance, clothing, seasonal giving, emergency aid and healthcare in Palestine. The charity also operates 400 water tanks in Gaza  and sponsors Palestinian orphans in Lebanon and Jordan. If you would like to learn more about or contribute to Baitulmaal’s efforts, please visit their website at

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Texas, the charity has domestic offices and representatives in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey as well as international offices in Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.


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