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UK, EU Diplomats Visit West Bank School Threatened with Demolition by Israeli Occupation

UK, EU Diplomats Visit West Bank School Threatened with Demolition by Israeli Occupation
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International diplomats on Wednesday went to a Palestinian school in the occupied West Bank that is in danger of being demolished by the Israeli occupation.

The British Consulate in Jerusalem reported that they had partnered with other missions at Jubbet Al-Dhib school in the vicinity of Bethlehem, noting that this school is one of the 58 situated in the West Bank and East Jerusalem facing the risk of being destroyed.

The consulate strongly encourages the Israeli occupation to cancel the demolition order and ensure that everyone has the right to receive an education, as tweeted.

Approximately 70 children in kindergarten through fourth grade would be negatively affected and miss out on their schooling if the demolition is carried out, according to the EU Delegation to the Palestinians.

The EU mission said on Twitter that demolitions of this kind should not occur, voicing their worry over the ongoing humanitarian distress this brings to Palestinians.

The Irish mission in Ramallah tweeted that the Israeli occupation is obligated to protect the right of Palestinian children to receive an education in the occupied territory.

St. Yves, a Catholic rights group, informed diplomats of the current news related to the school, with students imploring them to prevent it from being destroyed.

The rights group said that it is essential to take all possible steps to avert the school’s demolition and guarantee Palestinians’ right to education.

After eight British and Irish trade union general secretaries urged the Israeli occupation to put an immediate stop to the demolition of the Jubbet Al-Dhib school and other planned demolitions in the West Bank last month, a visit has now been made.

Unison, the University and College Union, and the Irish National Teachers’ Organization are all unions that advocate for employees in the educational field.