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Tents, school furniture seized in south of West Bank

 

HEBRON, Monday, December 10, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers raided a village in the south Hebron hills on Monday and seized tents and furniture brought for a local school the Israeli army had demolished last week, according to the local education department.

The Israeli army demolished the school built near the town of Samou, south of the West Bank, on Wednesday and seized its furniture after destroying the grounds.

Residents, along with the Ministry of Education and solidarity groups, brought tents and furniture to rebuild it, but an army force broke into the area during the night and seized everything.

The ministry nevertheless brought more tents and rebuilt the school on Monday, according to local ministry official, Khaled Abu Sharar, who said that it was important to keep going the education in that area.

He said, however, that soldiers were watching them and threatening to seize the new tents and force everyone to leave the area.

The school, referred to as Challenge School 13, serves 35 students up to grade six from two Palestinian communities living in that area. Its construction had cost 40,000 euros.

It is one of several Challenge schools the Ministry of Education has built in Area C of the West Bank, which is under Israeli military control and where Israel does not allow Palestinian construction or development.

Several Palestinian communities who live in Area C, mainly in the south of the West Bank and in the Jordan Valley, lack basic rights, including right to education in properly built schools with proper facilities.

M.K.

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