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Israel demolishes Palestinian school in West Bank

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Scuffles broke out between Palestinians and Israeli troops in the southern on Wednesday during the demolition of a school.

Portable units in the village of serving as a school to Palestinian children living in the area were hauled onto the back of a truck to be removed from the site in Area C, reported.

Palestinians protested against the school's removal, leading to scuffles with members of the Israeli security forces at the site to oversee the demolition operation.

Children shouted, "we have the right to education," as they watched their school being taken away.

The school, which was attended by 13 students aged between 6-10 years old, had been made up of four caravans and had a teaching staff of four.

Area C, where the school was located, is under the control of Israeli authorities.

A total of 197 Palestinian structures have been demolished or seized by in the first half of 2018, according to a report released Wednesday by the

"Demolitions and resumed in mid-June, following the end of the month of Ramadan, with a total of 22 Palestinian-owned structures targeted, displacing ten Palestinians and otherwise affecting more than 120," the OCHAOPT said.



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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 04:26 IST