The European Union (EU) on Friday (18/8) asked Israel to pay compensation for the destruction of a school in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The European Union also urged Israel to respect the right of Palestinian children to education.
“We are appalled at the destruction of an EU-funded school in Ein Samiya in the occupied West Bank,” the EU Delegation for Palestine wrote on social media X, formerly Twitter.
The EU urged Tel Aviv to respect the right of Palestinian children to education and to “pay compensation to the EU for financial losses.”
In a statement on Thursday (17/8), the Palestinian Ministry of Education said Israeli authorities destroyed the Ein Samia School located in Ramallah.
The school has a number of students from the local Bedouin community.
The move was carried out by Israel without permission, the ministry explained.
The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) office in Palestine said the school was demolished just days before the new school year started.
“In the past 12 months, three #schools have been destroyed affecting 78 students. A total of 58 schools are still under threat of demolition,” the agency wrote in X.
On Thursday, the British Consulate in Jerusalem also condemned the move and called for the right to education for children. Palestinian children upheld.
Source : Antara News