Hebron, ALRAY – Israeli military forces returned to school site today that earlier was traced, destroyed the ground and blocked an access road to the school in an attempt to prevent Palestinians from rebuilding it, according to a local education official.
Sources of education ministry in Hebron area reported that Israeli military vehicles raided the area where al-Simiya Elementary School was located, destroyed what was left of its ground, removed the school sign and blocked with dirt a road that leads to the school site.
Israeli forces demolished the kindergarten and elementary school in December and when Palestinians set up tents to continue education for the area students, the army returned a week later and removed and seized all the tents and construction material leaving all 35 students without chance of getting an education.
The school, located in Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli military control, was built with donor assistance to provide education for two Bedouin communities in the south of Hebron. Area C makes up over 60 percent of the area of the occupied West Bank where Israel does not allow any Palestinian construction or development.