Stop-work military order targets At-Tahadi (9) school in Imreiha hamlet

Stop-work military order targets At-Tahadi (9) school in Imreiha hamlet

  • Violation: stop-work order for an educational institution
  • Date: May 18, 2018.
  • Location: Imreiha hamlet– Jenin.
  • Perpetrators: the Israeli Occupation forces.
  •  Victims: people of Imreiha Hamlet.

In May 18 , the Israeli Occupation Authorities issued stop-work orders for At-tahadi 9 (challenge) school in Imreiha hamlet  on the pretext of unlicensed construction. The officers of the so-called Israeli organizing committee showed up and handed the order to the contractor of building the school. The order (201966) said that the structures were built before acquiring proper permits and demanded immediate stoppage of construction. They also set June 7, 2018 as the date of a hearing session to be held at Beit El military court to decide on the fate of the residences.

The order (201966) 

Mr Yousif Atatra mayor of Ya’bad told LRC observer:

“At-Tahadi 9 is the first and only school in Imreiha hamlet. It was granted by the Italian cooperation institution (GVC) and with the supervision of Palestinian ministry of education to strengthen the existence of Palestinians in such marginalized areas. The school consists of one floor (200 m2),8 classrooms, principle’s room and two bathrooms, and is supposed to serve 68 students in the (first to sixth grades) from Imreiha hamlet and the nearby Makhel hamlet”

Atatra added: “We immediately filed the necessary documents for the permission to (Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center) the case is still on hold waiting for permission, even though the school is now ready for use in the next semester.”

At-tahadi 9 school is one of the 10 schools established by the Palestinian Ministry of Education with the financial support of European Union in marginalized and targeted by the occupation areas, Palestinians appreciate education despite the difficulties they face due to the occupation.

Photos 1-2 : The threatened school.

Imreiha hamlet is in the southwest from Ya’bad, it has a population of 329 people in 2017 census, they live in 83 family homes, all of them are refugees (1948) from many families like Hamdona ,Abu Rumeila, Abu Abed and Turkman.

The Hamlet lacks the least of life possibilities, and completely count on Ya’bad town for services. In Oslo agreement all the hamlet’s lands are area C , according to the Palestinian central bureau for statistics in 2010 , 414 dunums of the hamlet’s lands are used in agriculture, while 109,3 dunums are unused.

Prepared by
 The Land Research Center


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