SAVE THE CHILDREN STATEMENT ON PAUSED DEMOLITION OF AL KHAN AL AHMAR SCHOOL

Friday 6 July 2018

Following the announcement of a pause on the demolition of the village of Al Khan Al Ahmar, Jennifer Moorehead, Save the Children’s Country Director in the occupied Palestinian territory, said: 

“The school and community of Al Khan Al Ahmar have received a last minute reprieve for possibly a few days.  But the legal options for this community have been exhausted. The community is terrified that the bulldozers will be back and we continue to be gravely concerned about the impact this ongoing situation is having on the 170 children who attend Al Khan Al Ahmar school, some as young as six-years-old, and the dozens more who are at risk of also having their homes destroyed.

“This community has already suffered so much and the impending threat of demolition is having a huge impact on the psychological wellbeing of the children. Every child has the right to learn and feel safe and any threat to this must not be accepted. We continue to call for the highest level of international pressure to be kept up so that this demolition is halted indefinitely.”  

 

For spokespeople please contact:

 

Alex Sampson alex.sampson@savethechildren.org.au+962 (0) 791799287 or Antonia Roupell:antonia.roupell@savethechildren.org +44 (0) 7879885327. Out of hours: +44 (0) 7831650409

For more information please see our previous press release: https://www.savethechildren.net/article/education-under-threat-al-khan-al-ahmar-school-set-be-destroyed-west-bank