EU condemns demolition of Palestinian school by Israeli occupation troops

The European Union Sunday condemned the demolition of the EU-funded school in Jubbet Adh Dhib in the occupied Palestinian territory carried out earlier today by Israeli occupation forces.

The EU has been following closely this case and has asked the Israeli authorities not to carry out the demolition, which directly affects 81 children and their education, said lead EU spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy, Peter Stano, in a statement.

Last year saw 954 structures demolished or seized by Israeli occupation forces throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem – the highest number recorded since 2016, he noted.

More than 80 percent of the demolished structures (781) were located in Area C. In total, 1,032 individuals have been displaced because of demolitions. This year is already following a similar worrying trend, said the EU statement.

The EU called on Israel to halt all demolitions and evictions, saying it will only increase the suffering of the Palestinian population and risk enflaming tensions on the ground.

The EU recalled that demolitions are illegal under international law, and stressed that children’s right to education must be respected.

Source: Kuwait News Agency