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Israel to demolish Palestinian homes, school in West Bank

Girls look out from a school window at Jub El-Thib village of Bethlehem, in West Bank on 10 September, 2017 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities distributed demolition orders for Palestinian homes and a primary school in the village of Musafer Yatta to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, Quds Press reported yesterday.

National Committee to Resist the Wall and Settlements in southern Hebron, Ratib Al-Jbour, told Quds Press that the Israeli occupation forces handed the demolition and stop-work orders to the Palestinians in the areas of Al-Mafqara, Saroura and Khelet Al-Dabee in Musafer Yatta.

Al-Jbour said that the Israeli occupation authorities planned to demolish the Palestinian facilities under claims that they were built without the necessary licenses.

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He also said that the Israeli occupation also included Khelet Al-Dabee Primary School, which was inaugurated two weeks ago, in the demolitions.

The Palestinian activist also noted that Israeli occupation forces fixed the school’s demolition order at a wall after the headmaster and teachers refused to accept it.

Palestinians have one week to empty their properties, Al-Jbour said.

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