Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at girls’ schools in al-Arrub camp

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli military forces surrounded two girls’ schools in al-Arrub refugee camp north of Hebron on Tuesday and fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at schoolchildren, medical sources said.The Palestinian Red Crescent said that medics gave first aid to several students who suffered tear gas inhalation.Israeli soldiers took up positions on nearby rooftops and ordered that the school be evacuated. After the staff refused, they fired tear gas onto the premises.Two students were also reportedly injured by rubber-coated steel bullets during the incident.Overnight, Israeli forces reportedly detained a Palestinian from the refugee camp, identified as Mahmoud Abdul Fattah Jawabreh, and summoned his father to Israeli intelligence.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an there was a “violent riot of dozens of Palestinians” who were hurling rocks and burning tires in the camp on Tuesday. Israeli forces in the area called on the group to halt, and used “riot dispersal” methods in attempt to disperse the crowd.The spokesperson added that the “riots” in al-Arrub were ongoing.

(Source / 10.11.2015)

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