On Thursday, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh referred to the recent Israeli decision to demolish a school in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah as a “war on Palestinian identity.”
At a celebration for high school students in Ramallah, Shtayyeh stated, “We condemn Israel’s decision to demolish Ein Samia school, which is a kind of war against Palestinian identity.”
He stated that the decision was “a desperate attempt to eradicate family education” and “a gross violation of the right to education of Palestinian youngsters.”
According to the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights, the Israeli District Court in Jerusalem issued a ruling to “immediately demolish” the Ein Samia school northeast of Ramallah on Wednesday.
According to the human rights center, the school serves approximately 300 pupils from the Ein Samia al-Badawi village. It is located in Area C, designated to categorize West Bank territories under Israeli administration.
According to a ministry statement at the time, on July 28, Israeli Minister of Education Shasha-Biton decided to revoke the licenses of six schools in occupied East Jerusalem with more than 2,000 students “due to incitement against Israel in textbooks.”