Israeli forces seize mobile classrooms in occupied Bethlehem

Palestine

Published: 2017-08-23 10:40

Last Updated: 2017-08-23 12:10


Students study outside after their school was demolished. (Photo: Quds Network)
Students study outside after their school was demolished. (Photo: Quds Network)
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Israeli forces seized mobile classrooms belonging to an elementary school, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, leaving dozens of young students without a school, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

According to Hasan Breijieh, a Bethlehem area activist, Israeli forces removed the mobile classrooms with trucks, claiming that they were put up without permission.

The removals have left some 60 students without a school as the new academic year commences.

Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets after residents attempted to block the army takeover of the classrooms, Breijieh told WAFA.

Earlier this week, Israeli forces reportedly demolished a kindergarten in the Bedouin community of Jabal al-Baba, in the outskirts of al-Eizariya in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem.

According to Palestinian news outlet Al-Ayyam, Israeli occupation forces demolished the kindergarten despite it being built with European Union funding, and with EU emblems on its walls to protect it against Israeli action.