Several United Nations organizations have expressed deep concern about violations by the Israeli occupation authorities of the right of Palestinians to education in the West Bank.

Ma'an News Agency indicated the issuance of a joint statement by Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory Jamie McGoldrick, UNICEF Special Representative Ms Genevieve Boutin and UNESCO in this regard.

The statement affirmed that with resumption of the second semester in Palestine, violations by the Israeli occupation forces and their interference in Palestinian schools, demolitions, arrests of teachers and attacks by these forces and settlers on schools and students " Affect access to a safe learning environment and the right to quality education for thousands of Palestinian children."

According to the statement, more than half of these violations were caused by live ammunition, tear gas and sound bombs fired by the Israeli occupation forces at or near schools, which affected the learning of students or caused injury among them , adding that two thirds of these violations occurred in schools in the West Bank during the last four months of 2018.

The statement pointed to the demolition of the occupation authorities last year five schools in the West Bank or seizure.

It referred to the settlers' attack on the students of the secondary school for boys near Nablus twice using live bullets, resulting in serious injuries among the students, in addition to the closure of the school.

The United Nations has documented over the past year 111 violations of the occupation forces against the education sector in the West Bank affected about 20 thousand Palestinian students.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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