Israeli settlers parade near a Palestinian school causing panic among children

Tubas (QNN)- Dozens of Israeli settlers in about 15 cars paraded near a school in Khirbet Ibziq community, northeast of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, causing panic among the children.

Saed Qabaha, head of Challenge 10 School, said the settlers accompanied by armed guards, paraded near the schools while the children were inside it.

He also said the settlers attempted to break into the school, causing panic among the children as they were very scared.

He said the teachers confronted the settlers and prevented them from entering the school.

The community is located in Area C of the occupied West Bank, which is under full Israeli military control.

Palestinian residents in the Jordan Valley region are continuously subjected to demolition of their homes, and seizure of their property by the Israeli occupation forced.

The 1.6 million dunam region currently accommodates around 13,000 Israeli settlers in 38 illegal settlements, and some 65,000 Palestinians scattered across 34 communities.

There has been a spike in attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied territories, however, investigations into them have not been carried out even though some have resulted in fatalities.

There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

(Source / 15.04.2021)

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