The European Union has condemned Israel over the destruction of a Palestinian school that was built with the help of funding from the bloc. The school, located in the West Bank village of Jubbet al-Dhib, was demolished by Israeli authorities on Tuesday, January 17th.
The EU’s delegation to the Palestinians stated that demolitions of this kind are illegal under international law and that children’s right to education should be respected. The destruction of the school has affected the education of over 60 children.
The EU’s statement also called for an end to all demolitions and evictions, which they say “will only increase the suffering of the Palestinian population and further escalate an already tense environment.”
The Palestinian Ministry of Education also condemned the demolition of the school, calling it a “war crime” and an assault on the right to education. The ministry called on the international community to hold Israel accountable for its actions.
The destruction of Palestinian schools has been a contentious issue between Israel and the international community for some time. Critics say that Israel uses the destruction of schools as a means of discouraging Palestinian resistance to the occupation of their land.
These gross human rights violations require serious action to be taken by the international community to end them and ensure the safety of the Palestinians in order to achieve peace and stability in the region.
Many in the international community will be calling on Israel to respect the rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to education.