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European diplomat criticizes Israel’s decision to demolish a Palestinian school

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Yesterday, a European diplomat considered that Israel’s decision to demolish a Palestinian school serving a Bedouin community in the east of Ramallah in the West Bank “amounts to the crime of forced displacement.”

During a press conference in Ramallah, the representative of the European Union in Palestine, Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff, called on Israel to reverse its decision to demolish a school in the Ain Samiya community, which it issued two days ago.

The representative of the European Union in Palestine, Burgsdorff, said that “Israel must respect the right to education under international law and relevant international conventions, and guarantee the right of Palestinian children to access their schools easily.”

The representative of the European Union in Palestine added that “the decision to demolish the school is a clear violation of all international obligations, and it is an illogical decision and is not considered a legal justification, and it amounts to a crime of forced displacement.”

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Education, the school serves a small Bedouin community in Area C of the West Bank, which is under Israeli security and administrative control.