EU condemns 'Israel' decision to demolish school east of Ramallah
The representative of the European Union in Palestine Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff calls on the Israeli occupation to stop the decision to demolish the Ain Samiya school and stresses the decision's illegality.
The representative of the European Union in Palestine, Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff, said, on Friday, that "Israel’s" decision to demolish the Ein Samiya school, east of Ramallah, is “illegal.”
During a statement to Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of his visit to the Ain Samiya school which is threatened with demolition, and accompanied by representatives and ambassadors of EU countries to Palestine, Burgsdorff said that "Israel's decision to demolish the school is illegal and inconsistent with international humanitarian law."
Burgsdorff pointed out that "the school was built with the support and funding of the European Union, in order to serve the students and provide school education for them," and that "the demolition of the school means that the students are forced to walk about 9 kilometers in order to reach the nearest school, through a road surrounded by Israeli settlements, which threatens their lives."
The European official called for an immediate halt to the "demolition decision," and stated that "the ambassadors and representatives will convey to their country's capitals the suffering of the residents in Ein Samiya, as well as in the Masafer Yatta area, south of Al Khalil, which is also threatened with demolition."
Burgsdorff added that "We must support them by providing the elements of steadfastness, and not allow the demolition of these gatherings."
Last Wednesday, the Israeli occupation court in al-Quds issued a decision to "immediately demolish" the Ein Samiya school, according to the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights.