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May 16, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

MEMO | May 16, 2012

Israel’s civil administration in the occupied West Bank has ordered the closure of a Palestinian primary school in the village of Khirbit Jinba, in the hills south of Hebron. A report in Haaretz newspaper said that this is to create a training area for the Israel Defence Forces.

According to the media report, the Israelis have also confiscated the bus which is used to transport staff to the school. A demolition order has been issued to knock the school down, even though local people have no access to any other school in the vicinity; the nearest is in Yatta, 20 kilometres away.

The Israelis have also confiscated the car of a veterinarian employed by the Palestinian Authority to vaccinate sheep. The confiscation and demolition order are regarded as part of an enforcement campaign against Palestinian presence in Area C, the part of the West Bank…

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