Israeli forces seizing the caravan classroom in the village of Susiya in Masafer Yatta in south of West Bank. (WAFA Images)
HEBRON, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (WAFA) – In their efforts to prevent education in the Palestinian areas classified as C, Israeli forces today seized a caravan used as a school classroom in the village of Susiya, in Masafer Yatta cluster to the south of the occupied southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local source.
Fouad al-Amoor, an activist, said that Israeli soldiers seized the classroom caravan under the pretext of construction without permit.
Israel never gives Palestinians permits to build in Area C of the occupied West Bank, which is under full Israeli military rule and make over 60 percent of the area of the West Bank.
Israeli forces recently issued an order to halt the construction of a playing ground in the same school.
The Palestinian Ministry of Education condemned the Israeli move and said in a statement that Israeli forces deliberately target Palestinian educational institutions aiming to prevent students from getting education in a safe and stable environment.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces seized today a residential caravan in Birin village in Masafer Yatta cluster also under the pretext it was placed at the site without a permit, according to Rateb Jabour, another local activist.
He said the caravan was donated as a charity to two elderly sisters, one 85 years of age and the second 65, to use as shelter and home.