Israel to demolish Abu al-Nawwar hamlet’s only school

School Abu al-Nawwar

The Israeli army’s civil administration last Tuesday, December 12, delivered a demolition order against the only school in the Bedouin community of Abu al-Nawwar, east of Occupied Jerusalem.

Spokesman for the Jerusalem Bedouin communities Abu Imad al-Jahhalin told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that employees from the civil administration escorted by soldiers stormed Abu al-Nawwar hamlet and put up a demolition order giving the residents 72 hours before they come again to remove the school structures.

Jahhalin affirmed that a lawyer had obtained an injunction from the Israeli high court of justice extending the deadline given for the demolition of the school until next Thursday, but the civil administration could come any moment to raze it.

He noted that Abu al-Nawwar school had been demolished four times before during 2016, stressing that such an Israeli measure would not intimidate the local residents.

Israel’s systematic demolition activities against Palestinian homes and structures in Bedouin hamlets of east Jerusalem is aimed at forcing the residents to leave their areas there in order to complete its settlement project “E1.”

Settlement construction in E1 area is considered one of the biggest settlement plans that aim to isolate the south of the West Bank from its north and tighten Israel’s grip over the holy city.

(Source / 17.12.2017)

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