In this Tuesday, August 16, 2016 photo, a Palestinian inspects the rubble of a family house demolished by Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Sair, near the town of Hebron. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
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The Palestinian government brought foreign diplomats to a school in an area of the West Bank Wednesday to seek international protection against what it warned is a renewed demolition threat from Israel. The Italian-funded school for Bedouin children has become a symbol of the battle over the 60 percent of the West Bank, known as Area C, which remains under exclusive Israeli control and is home to dozens of Israeli settlements.In the first six months of 2016, Israel demolished or confiscated 91 structures funded by the EU or its member states, more than in all of 2015, the EU said.As part of interim peace deals in the 1990s, the West Bank was carved up into autonomous Palestinian areas – A and B – and Area C, which is home to nearly 400,000 Israeli settlers.The Palestinians seek all of the territories occupied by Israel in 1967 for a future independent state. They say that Area C, home to an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Palestinians, is crucial to a future Palestine's economic development.
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