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Israeli soldiers detain teachers and disrupt education

February 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Education was disrupted on Sunday in Ganba School near Hebron, by Israeli soldiers who detained the teachers and prevented them from getting into the building.

The Director of the small school, Khadr Amour, said that the 30 students from outlying villages were deprived of their right to an education due to the soldiers’ actions. The teachers were detained for several hours as part of a wide campaign of disruption by the army which affected workers and farmers in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

According to Mr. Amour, such action has been routine since the start of the school year in early September. Staff members are either prevented from getting to school altogether or are delayed, having a disruptive effect on pupils’ education. On Sunday, he added, Israeli soldiers blocked the road between Ganba and Al-Fakhet with mounds of earth, chasing away farmers and goat-herds.

Demolition notices have been issued recently to the owners of properties in Ganba and six other localities in the area. Such notices are part of Israel’s ethnic cleansing policy across the occupied West Bank.