Italian Funded Tyre School to be Demolished by Israeli Authorities

Tyre School Israel
School built from tyres to be demolished by Israelis in relocation plan

When Italian NGO Terre Veneto and its partners took the initiative to assist in building a school for Bedouin children in Khan al Ahmar, Israel, little did it think that its green development would become subject of the Israeli Supreme Court.

Israeli Authorities To Demolish Italian Funded Tyre School

The school was built using discarded Italian sourced tyres, which when filled and coated gave a strong supporting structure for the school in the Arab village. However, the adjacent Israeli community of Kfar Adumim is expanding, and has plans for 92 luxury homes.

In a case brought to the Supreme Court, the court decided against the Arab village and as a result the tyre derived school and all the surrounding properties will be demolished. The occupants will be relocated to a new site some 12 kilometres away.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

 

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