UN calls on Israel to ensure Palestinians’ right to education

OCHA - Lynn Hastings (Emmanuel Dunand - AFP)

Middle East Monitor  /  January 20, 2023

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Lynn Hastings, called on the Israeli government to “fulfil its international obligations to ensure Palestinians can have safe access to education.”

Writing on her official Twitter account, Hastings commented on the Israeli High Court’s rejection of a petition to stop the demolition of the Khashm al-Karm Elementary School in Badia, in the West Bank city of Hebron.

The court ordered that the demolition of the donor-funded school be implemented on 28 January.

Forty-seven children will be impacted by the demolition of the Khashm al-Karm Elementary School.

“The UN calls on the government of Israel to fulfil its obligations to ensure Palestinians can have safe access to education,” Hastings said in her tweet.