IOF soldiers assault Palestinian schoolchildren

Assaulting schoolchildren

Violent clashes broke out on Thursday afternoon in al-Khalil’s Old City between Palestinian students and Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).

The PIC field reporter said that the confrontation erupted when nearly 200 Israeli soldiers surrounded Zied Jaber primary school as they were looking for students allegedly involved in stone-throwing attacks.

The students threw stones and empty bottles during the clashes, while IOF soldiers responded by firing teargas bombs at the schoolboys, injuring many of them.

At least five students were moved to hospital for treatment.

The nearby Khadija Bint Khuwailid primary school was also subjected to a similar attack after IOF soldiers forced the schoolgirls to leave their classes before completing their school day.

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation authorities decided to close the Ibrahimi Mosque and the entrance to the Old City from Friday afternoon till next Sunday.

(Source / 09.11.2017)

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