Bethlehem, MINA – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished late Tuesday a primary school east of the southern West Bank province of Bethlehem.
Local sources affirmed to the PIC reporter that IOF soldiers broke into Jib al-Zayyib area to the east of Bethlehem city, accompanied by a number of bulldozers, and started the demolition of a primary school under the pretext of being built without “Israeli permit.”
Local residents tried to prevent the demolition, however; Israeli forces prevented them from approaching the area, PIC reported.
The demolition process came only few hours before the start of the new school year in Palestine.
Two days ago, Israeli authorities had issued a stop-work notification against the school before being demolished on Tuesday.(T/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)