A classroom in the Bedouin community of Abu Nuwwar was demolished by Israeli forces Tuesday reports, Maan News. According to Dawoud al-Jahalin, a community spokesman, Israeli bulldozers smashed the schoolroom and destroyed the outdoor play area.
The school – which was made of wood and tin sheets – had served 15 students and was donated by the European commission.
Abu Nuwwar falls within the area known as ‘E1’ between occupied East Jerusalem and the large illegal settlement bloc of Maale Adumim.
‘E1’ is considered an area of vital strategic significance as its annexation by Israel would effectively bisect the West Bank and further entrench Israeli domination of the territory. Israeli encroachment in this area is considered by many as part of an effort to Judaize Jerusalem and remove the presence of Palestinians.
The United Nations OCHA occupied Palestinian territory reported in August,
Since the beginning of 2016, the Israeli authorities have demolished or confiscated a total of 222 structures and items provided as humanitarian assistance, many in response to previous demolitions. This is more than double the total for all of 2015.
Jamal Dajani, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister, issued a statement recently that said Israel is using,
every excuse in the book to prevent the advancement of Palestinian communities in Area C
Earlier today Israel authorities also destroyed two apartment blocs and a restaurant in occupied East Jerusalem.