File photo: Susya schoolgirls playing in schoolyard.

Susya: IOF detain teachers and students heading to school

PNN/ Hebron/

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) On Thursday morning detained 11 teachers and three schoolgirls, preventing them from reaching their school in Susya village south of Hebron.

The teachers had verbal altercations the soldiers about the right to learn and go to school, while soldiers responded with offensive insults.

The students of Susya have been suffering Israeli violations, since the village is threatened with complete demolition for settlement expansion, and the residents are threatened with displacement at any moment.

On May 5 2015, The Israeli High Court of Justice ruled to allow the army to demolish the entire village of Susya located in area C (which makes up 60% of the West Bank and falls under Israeli military and civil control). The decision ruled to expel the residents, numbering around 340 men, women and children, to area A (which makes up 18% of the West Bank and falls under Palestinian authority).

The deportation decision followed Israeli settlers’ appeal to the court two months before, demanding the displacement of Palestinian natives, for the expansion of the settlement constructed on Susya lands.

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