EU demands Israel rebuild Palestinian school structures.
By: MENA GAZA CITY - 26 August 2017: Israel must rebuild the two Palestinian schools it demolished, the European Union said as it condemned the Israeli forces actions against Palestinian and Beduin construction in Area C of the West Bank, the Jerusalem Post reported on Friday. "Every child has the right to safe access to education and states have an obligation to protect, respect and fulfill this right, by ensuring that schools are inviolable safe spaces for children," the EU said in a statement. It spoke up after the Civil Administration demolished a kindergarten on Sunday in the Beduin herding village of Badu al-Baba near the town of al-Eizariya just outside of al Quds. On Tuesday, it took down an elementary school in the Palestinian village of Jubbet ad-Dib close to Bethlehem. Both schools were built with EU funding, but without permits, which are difficult for Palestinians to obtain from the Civil Administration. The EU called on Israel to "halt demolitions and confiscations of Palestinian houses and property in accordance with its obligations as an occupying power under international humanitarian law, and to cease the policy of settlement construction and expansion, of designating land for exclusive Israeli use and of denying Palestinian development."
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