Freshly minted Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is donating $50,000 to rebuild United Nations schools damaged during Israel’s bombardment of Gaza this summer. The Pakistani activist, who is now 17, received the money Wednesday when she won the World’s Children’s Prize. She said the donation will go to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees to help in the reconstruction of 65 schools damaged during the 50-day military conflict between Israel and Hamas. Malala received the latest award—often called “the Children’s Nobel”—after winning her real Nobel this month. “Innocent Palestinian children have suffered terribly and for too long,” she said.
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