school demolished

Israeli occupation authorities demolished, on Wednesday, a school in the village of Kafr Malik, northeast of Ramallah, in the central West Bank, according to local sources.

Hassan Malihat, the general supervisor of Al-Baydar Organization for the Defense of Bedouin Rights, said that Israeli forces bulldozed the “Ein Samiya” school, which serves the Palestinian Bedouin community in Kafr Malik, northeast of Ramallah.

The head of the Kafr Malik village council, Najeh Rustom, confirmed that Israeli forces stormed the “Al-Qaboun” community, accompanied by military bulldozers, and demolished the only school in the village, serving 50 students from grades 1 through 9.

Rustom further stated that illegal Israeli settlers attacked the school just days ago, smashing the windows, and damaging the contents of the school.

He added that many of the local residents were displaced as a result of the escalating settler attacks against the community.

A new report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that, “The school served pupils from the few Palestinian families remaining in the herding community of Ein Samiya, following the displacement of most of the community amid settler violence and diminishing grazing land.”

“According to UNICEF, 3 schools have been demolished across the West Bank in the last 12 months, impacting 78 students.”

The report added that according to UNICEF, at least 58 other schools in the occupied West Bank face similar risk of demolition by the Israeli authorities.