Israeli occupation threatens to demolish 53 Palestinian schools

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AMMAN — The spokesperson for the Palestinian Ministry of Education, Sadiq Al-Khadour, stated that the Israeli occupation threatens to demolish at least 53 schools in Area (C) classified regions in the West Bank, which jeopardizes the future of more than a thousand male and female students. اضافة اعلان

He made these remarks while speaking to journalists in Ramallah on Saturday, explaining that final demolition notices were recently issued for a number of schools in Masafer Yatta in Hebron and the Jordan Valley, intensifying concerns about the students' future in those areas. This comes in conjunction with the start of the new academic year today in over 60 schools in the governorates of Ramallah, Al-Bireh, Bethlehem, and East Jerusalem, while the majority of schools will commence classes on Sunday, August 19, Shehab News reported.

the head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, Muayyad Shaaban, said that the Israeli authorities have demolished three schools in the West Bank since the beginning of this year. Shaban stated that Israel's ongoing targeting of schools represents "a deliberate violation of the most basic human rights principles that guarantee the right to education and the right to ensure a healthy childhood." He accused Israel of employing a "discriminatory planning policy based on racist considerations," where building permits are granted without limits to settlers while Palestinians are prevented from pursuing their normal lives.

On Friday, the EU condemned the demolition of the Ein Samiya School in Ramallah by Israeli authorities, which was funded with European financial support, demanding that "Israel" respect the right of Palestinian children to education

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