Haaretz | The Haaretz newspaper on Wednesday reported that an Israeli company has been awarded a contract to build a new school in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron.
The announcement comes two weeks after the announcement by the Palestinian Authority to build its first school in Hebrons old city of Bethlehem.
The project was spearheaded by the Jerusalem-based company “Teko,” which has been in negotiations with the Palestinian Ministry of Education.
In a statement on its website, Teko said that the company “is seeking to build the first kindergarten and secondary school in Palestine, to be located in Hebroon, as part of the plan to build three more schools in Jerusalem.
The schools will be located on the western side of the Golan Heights and will serve students of grades 5 to 12.”
The company added that it has “a firm mandate to ensure the survival of the community and its infrastructure, including its public buildings and the infrastructure of its schools and hospitals.
We believe that the best way to do that is through a project that contributes to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Jewish people, and to the growth of the Hebron Jewish community.”
The Hebron project has been opposed by the Jewish Agency, which says the school would be a violation of Israeli sovereignty in the area.