EU calls on Israel to pay compensation for demolition of Palestinian school
EU Delegation to Palestinians calls on Tel Aviv to respect Palestinian children’s right to education
By Burak Bir
LONDON (AA) - The EU on Friday called on Israel to respect the Palestinian children’s right to education and pay compensation for the demolition of a school in the occupied West Bank.
"Appalled by the demolition of the EU-funded school in EinSamiya in the Occupied West Bank," EU Delegation to the Palestinians wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
It called on Tel Aviv to respect Palestinian children’s right to education and to "compensate EU for the funding lost."
In a statement early on Thursday, the Palestinian Education Ministry said Israeli authorities demolished the Ein Samia School, located east of Ramallah, attended by students from the local Bedouin community.
The act was carried out under the pretext of lacking a license, added the ministry.
UNESCO Palestine said the school was demolished just a few days before the start of the new school year.
"In the last 12 months, 3 #schools were demolished affecting 78 students. Some 58 schools remain under the threat of demolition," it said on X.
On Thursday, the British Consulate in Jerusalem also condemned the incident, calling to uphold the right to education for Palestinian children.
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