Pupils sitting cross-legged on the sand take classes in a tent near Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Two sisters connect online to a West Bank school from Cairo. A professor in Germany helps Palestinian students link up with European universities.

After watching their schools and universities be closed, damaged or destroyed in more than seven months of war, Palestinians in Gaza sheltering inside and outside the territory are doing what they can to restart some learning.

"We are receiving students, and we have a very large number of them still waiting," said Asmaa al-Astal, a volunteer teacher at the tent school near the coast in al-Mawasi, which opened in late April.