The complete teaching staff and student body of
Khirbet al-Majaz school
In 1999, the Israeli military administration forcibly expelled 900 people and destroyed their homes within an area it calls Firing Zone 918. Only after residents petitioned the Israeli High Court did it grant a temporary injunction in 2000, allowing them to return.
Life for Palestinian communities in the area has worsened because of Israeli settlement expansions. The Israel military administration continues to demolish new houses and buildings or deliver stop work and demolition orders to those in the process of construction. Israeli settler violence has already caused the abandonment of two villages, Al-Kharoubeh and Khirbet Sarura. Another two communitiesâ€”Tuba and Jinbaâ€”continue to suffer Israeli settler attacks, which the Israeli military almost never prevents. And in 2012, the Israeli military re-started their military manoeuvres in the area...