Israeli forces have issued demolition orders on a primary school and a mosque under construction in the Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron. The Israeli authorities cite the lack of building permits, although they rarely grant permits to Palestinians in the occupied territories The school is one of seventeen schools built by the Palestinian Authority, with funding from the European Union, to serve marginalised rural communities.
- Lord, we pray that the demolitions in Masafer Yatta will not be carried out by the Israeli authorities. We pray that international lawmakers and governments will challenge Israel’s widespread policy of demolishing Palestinian buildings and denying building permits to Palestinians. Lord, in your mercy…hear our prayers.