Israel’s demolition of donor-funded school in Masafer Yatta illegal: EU

BRUSSELS– The European Union has strongly deplored Israel’s demolition of the donor-funded Sfai school in Masafer Yatta in the occupied West Bank province of Hebron, saying the demolition violates children’s right to education.

“The EU recalls that demolitions are illegal under international law, and children’s right to education must be respected,” said Peter Stano, a spokesman for the bloc.

He said the “unacceptable development comes while 1.200 Palestinians in Masafer Yatta remain at risk of forced transfer following the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision in May, and against the backdrop of an increasingly coercive and intimidating environment for the Palestinian residents of Masafer Yatta, including the movement restrictions imposed on them, teachers and humanitarian responders.”

The EU calls on the Israeli occupation authorities to halt all demolitions and evictions, “which will only increase the suffering of the Palestinian population and further escalate an already tense environment.”

Source: Palestine News and Information Agency