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Israeli Authorities Demolished a Palestinian School Hours Before the Children's First Day Back (VIDEO)

World  (tags: Palestine, demolition, schools, West Bank, new school year, oppression, occupation, Israel )

- 595 days ago -
If you want to destroy a people, destroy the schools where the next generation is going to learn. Oppression is made of multiple actions like this. How can peace be built when occupiers destroy systematically what is needed for stability?


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Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 8:27 pm
It's simple.

FIRST - DON'T give permits for school construction in the territories you are occupying. (You don't even need to REFUSE a permit - just don't say "YES")

DON'T allow temporary constructions where people are waiting for authorisation by the Occupying Authorities.

THEN - go in and destroy whatever structure is being used for schooling ...
But wait until as close to the beginning of the new school year as possible - so there's little chance of making alternative arrangements. And with late summer heat, kids will be having classes in the open air, or at best, in hot tent structures ...

WHO is teaching hate here?
NOT the schools, but those who are oppressing and destroying the basic infrastructure necessary to respect the child's human right to education.

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 8:28 pm
And please note:

This video shows only one of a NUMBER of schools demolished just as the new school year starts

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 9:31 pm
The same sad, sick mindset is visible elsewhere in the West Bank -

The Christian Peacemaker Team shares photos with explanations (DO read)
AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos August 22-29

Bear in mind - this is within Palestinian Territory - not in Israel

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 10:32 pm
There are lots of horrible comments re this dreadful destruction of schools. Who are we to believe ???

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 10:46 pm
Shirley -
Uncomfortable news brings out the hasbara armies in force, and they'd certainly been busy on the FB thread!

But ask yourself - do any of those horrible comments provide any FACTS to back up their insinuations?
And I think you'll then have a basis for answering your question.

You might also think - what lesson is being taught these kids by the Occupying Authorities when they destroy their school?

It's a child's basic human right to receive an education.
The Authorities do not give approval to requests to build schools (or other structures that would enable Palestinians living in Palestinian Occupied Territories to develop a sustainable way of life) - so they have a ready-made excuse to come in and demolish ...

Lona G (66)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 12:33 am
Disgusting, this harassment of a people only thinly veiled by the bureaucracy of an occupying force. A school donated by EU NGOs, is demolished because Israeli occupying authorities have not given a permit for it, in fact would never going to give permission to Palestinians to build this donated school on their OWN land. The permission is not denied, and the build of the school is never stopped from building, and the school is even in use for a while(?), but it is then demolished just before the children return after the school holiday, just to make it as degrading and unpleasant as possible.

And then have your politicians maintain that Israel wants to come to a peace agreement with the Palestinians in OCCUPIED territory, but the Palestinians won't cooperate. Because they're all terrorists who want to kill all Israeli, right? I don't think any of it is true , but I wonder sometimes if the Israeli government isn't hell bent on evoking a new intifada to have the excuse to throw all remaining Palestinians of their land.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 2:46 am
It's horrible. I'm so sorry about the kids..

Peggy B (43)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 4:52 am

Freya H (345)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 1:20 pm
As if that isn't bad enough, now there is pending legislation to outlaw boycotting Israel. Not only is this bill unconstitutional and un-American, it would give anti-Jewish hate groups a proverbial bloody shirt to wave.

Here are two petitions against this awful bill:

Petition against the House version
Petition against the Senate version

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 1:28 pm
Lona - **********************************************

Sadly, I too find myself wondering that -
In fact, I try to think of alternative explanations, but (as I don't think that those running the Israeli government are either naïve nor fools, vulnerable to manipulation by hasbara-driven media ...) I can't find any.

Unlike many of those commenting on the AJ+ video - who've swallowed the hasbara narrative hook, line & sinker ...
And others commenting there who are doing their job of promoting hasbara narrative ...

There's a drive to make life as intolerable as possible for Palestinians of all ages. And if this triggers rage & violence - well, that suits the purpose of those who are behind this strategy, because then one can blame the Palestinians ... strengthening the hasbara narrative

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 3:48 pm
Thank you Evelyn, Jess had also placed this story onto C2 We Came To School And Found It Destroyed Which I'm glad you both brought attention to this as so many people are not catching stories now because the newsroom is broken. Old stories show up from 80 days ago and new stories disappear so that people don't get a chance to see them.

Sorry for duplicate but I'll post what I left on Jess's thread. "This is heartbreak. Bad enough they destroyed it, but so spiteful it had to be done the night before so the children would all show up to nothing but a slab on the ground.

How does the world allow this to continue? And yet the USA still sends them money. Disgusts me."

Sam H (410)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 9:15 pm
That only goes to show that Zionists are not only anti-Palestinian, but anti-human as well!

Sam H (410)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 9:17 pm
That only goes to show that Zionists are not only anti-Palestinian, but anti-human as well!

Sam H (410)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 9:18 pm
Well, the idea needs to be stressed, but I didn't mean to post it twice!

fly bird (26)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 11:06 pm
"How does the world allow this to continue? And yet the USA still sends them money. Disgusts me."

as Dandelion said - Me, too. This is disgusting!!

fly bird (26)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 11:13 pm
IT IS A WELL ESTABLISHED FORM OF HARASSMENT - grind people down, and use their children, as well, to do so!!

How, utterly depraved, vicious and despicable. They are bullies - and believe in this kind of action, which shows the real mentality of these people, who believe they can do whatever they like, and no one will stop them or hold them accountable.

People, boycott Israel, if you want to stand up to this, and Israel's crimes against humanity, and contact your government and local issues.

Too many people do not know about the occupation, the history, abuses by the Israeli government, nor the theft of Palestinian lands and their suffering - and, that the Israeli government is funded, annually, Billions of U.S.$$$ , which is enabling Israel's human rights abuses and crimes.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 11:23 pm
Shared facebook page all over social media to raise and spread awareness.

fly bird (26)
Friday September 1, 2017, 10:17 am
" shows only one of a NUMBER of schools demolished just as the new school year starts .."

Right there, Evelyn, sadly. Shame on them!!

Evelyn B (63)
Friday September 1, 2017, 10:22 am
Jess posted a far more complete report on the problem here -

‘We came to school and found the school destroyed’: Israeli forces demolish West Bank school hours before children’s first day

This articles also discusses the result of the destruction - kids are going to have to walk far further, across difficult terrain, to reach alternative schools. And at present it is still hot - especially when they head home. But in a couple of months it will be wet, & increasingly colder. Imagine a couple of hours walk cross country, early in the day, for kids aged 6-10 .... then the same walk home in the early afternoon?

Palestinians have always placed very high importance to educating their children. So they'll struggle to ensure that these children won't be cut off from school ...

Katka Oelmann (279)
Friday September 1, 2017, 9:25 pm
Shame on them! I'm so sorry for the children. The only education they get in this way is hate ... and even more hate.

Marija M (25)
Saturday September 2, 2017, 10:56 am
Poor children, and yes, Katka I agree with you. So very sad.

S J (124)
Saturday September 2, 2017, 12:59 pm
so sad indeed, unfortunately Israel can do no wrong on earth! petition already signed. meowww Evelyn and Freya

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday September 2, 2017, 3:21 pm
I'm afraid that many people have their own priorities, and don't even realise that:
a) -the narrative they usually hear is very biassed

b) Their tax money is going to support a regime that endorses abuse of basic human rights of a people that they are oppressing under Occupation. Tax money that could well be used instead to help reduce student loans, or support the switch to adequate health care for ALL.

Paola S (11)
Sunday September 3, 2017, 11:03 am
Thank you for sharing

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday September 3, 2017, 12:38 pm
Every day the Zionist show their true colour & evil intentions towards the Palestinian people & the lack of human rights. They are truly ruled by devils through their intentions & actions towards people who are under their ruling & living in open air prison. See this link to find out more about who is behind this evil in our world: or the video:

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday September 3, 2017, 12:45 pm
A must see links above for every one interested in finding out the real truth about who is behind the scene. Well worth your time & efforts. Thanks.

fly bird (26)
Sunday September 3, 2017, 1:44 pm
Thanks for the links, Henriette. ********

And ditto Evelyn's comments, also :

.."a) -the narrative they usually hear is very biased

b) Their tax money is going to support a regime that endorses abuse of basic human rights of a people that they are oppressing under Occupation... "


Kathryn I (2)
Monday September 4, 2017, 1:36 pm
Noted - (VIVA PALESTINE!) Thank you!

Roslyn M (26)
Monday September 4, 2017, 5:54 pm
At least the children weren't in it at the time.

Sylvie A (190)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 4:31 am
No comment. Thank you

fly bird (26)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 6:38 pm
Free Palestine! End the siege-blockade of Gaza!

Judy C (91)
Wednesday September 20, 2017, 12:34 am
This is so sick. Will it ever end?

fly bird (26)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 4:25 pm

PayPal: Stop Discriminating Against Palestinians

Thank you for posting, Freya, and Darren for the hyper-links

fly bird (26)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 5:23 am
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