Israeli troops have abandoned three Palestinian school buildings in the West Bank that they had been using as observations posts since 2000.
The army said it had left the schools - which are housed in a complex next to a Jewish settlement in Hebron - in order to ease restrictions on Palestinians.
Israeli troops will continue to monitor the area from an observation post near one of the schools.
Palestinians plan to reopen the schools, which once had 2,000 pupils.
Palestinians who visited the abandoned buildings after the soldiers left said they found a trail of devastation, with smashed doors and windows, and broken desks.
Hundreds of troops are based in Hebron to protect 600 Jewish settlers who live in the city of 120,000 Palestinians.