Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Tuesday morning have demolished a new classroom made out of Zinc in The Abu Nuwwar school in Khan Al-Ahmar, occupied East Jerusalem. This is the fourth time the school is demolished by Israel, who refuses to give it permission to continue.
The school is located in area C of the West Bank, between the illegal settlements of Ma’ale Adumim and Qedar: an area that has been marked by the Israeli authorities as Area E1, site of the planned expansion of Ma’ale Adumim in order to create territorial contiguity between the settlement and Jerusalem.
According to B’Tselem rights group, the Abu a-Nuwar community consists of more than 100 families, with a total population of about 600, about half of them minors.
On 6 January 2016, the authorities demolished five residential tents of families in the community. On 10 January 2016, the authorities returned to Abu a-Nuwar and confiscated the replacement tents donated to the community by humanitarian aid agencies. Residents of the community have been legally battling the plan to expel them for a number of years. In a petition filed in 2015, the HCJ issued an interim injunction prohibiting the demolition of some structures in the community. However, the caravans, like the tents the authorities destroyed since January, were not included in these.