IDF issues construction permits for Palestinian schools

UNRWA-run Palestinian school

Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria announces that two UNWRA-run schools will be built in the region, accommodating Palestinian civilian life

Date: 08/04/2012, 1:05 PM     Author: COGAT Website

The Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria announced on Thursday (April 5) that it had issued construction permits for two United Nation’s Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA)-run Palestinian schools to be constructed in the region.

One of the schools is an all-male facility and the other is all-female, in the Jalazone Palestinian refugee camp, located north of Ramallah. After the opening of the new school, additional classrooms for a boys’ school will be added to the building.

In order to ensure the students’ safety, the Civil Administration, together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has begun building a pedestrian bridge over the street next to the school building.

The Civil Administration constantly works to accommodate Palestinian life, arranging medical treatment at alternative hospitals and building medical facilities, saving lives. Environmental projects and projects to advance Palestinian commerce have been launched as well. Additionally, numerous workshops tightening cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian farmers, businessmen and more are held regularly.

The IDF (Zahal) and specifically the Coordinator of Government Activity in the Territories (COGAT) and the Civil Administration are in constant contact with international organizations such as UNRWA facilitating any assistance to Palestinian civilians in Judea and Samarian and the Gaza Strip including in matters pertaining to infrastructure, education, health and housing projects and the implementation of humanitarian aid programs. It works with the CLA of the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria’s Civil Administration to facilitate entrance of supplies such as gas, building materials, electrical appliances, ceramic parts, wheat and other foods, hygienic products and more.