Israel destroys Palestinian classrooms ahead of first day of school | The Independent


Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank have started the new school year in improvised tents after Israeli authorities demolished their classrooms the day before term began.

Around 80 children aged five to 10 from the village of Jub-Ad-Dhib had to attend classes in cramped tarpaulin tents or under the hot sun on Wednesday. One day earlier, Israeli authorities had decided to confiscate and destroy steel terrapin cabins used as school buildings along with other educational equipment.

The area was sealed off, declared a military zone, and security forces used stun grenades to keep residents away, Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said in a statement.

Israeli media said that locals had thrown stones at soldiers during the demolition.

Source: Israel destroys Palestinian classrooms ahead of first day of school | The Independent

UN rights observer charges Israel with excessive force against Palestinians | The Times of Israel


Outgoing rapporteur Makarim Wibisono calls Gaza blockade ‘stranglehold’ and ‘collective punishment’; Israel dismisses report as biased

Source: UN rights observer charges Israel with excessive force against Palestinians | The Times of Israel