Israeli occupation razes Palestinian school in West Bank

6 months ago

WEST BANK, October 15 – The Israeli occupation army demolished on Wednesday a Palestinian primary school, funded by the European Union, in the West Bank pastoral community of Ras al-Teen east of Ramallah.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), in response, voiced its deep concern over the demolition of an educational institution by the Israeli occupation forces.

In a press statement, the NRC pointed out that this school used to serve 50 Palestinian students from Ras al-Teen community.  

Having their school demolished by the Israeli occupation military, students will have to walk around five kilometers to reach to the closet school for them in al-Mughayyir village, the NRC added.

This school was opened at the beginning of this school year over a month ago.

The Israeli occupation army delivered a demolition notices against the school, but the villagers managed to get a precautionary order to freeze the demolition for 30 days.

The Israeli occupation authorities refuse nearly 98 per cent of Palestinian building applications in Area C of the occupied West Bank.

Since the start of this year, the Israeli occupation army has demolished 555 Palestinian structures in the occupied West Bank, forcibly displacing 747 Palestinian citizens, including 382 boys and girls, the United Nations revealed.