Pictures| Israeli forces harass, obstruct movement of Palestinian schoolchildren in Nablus

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Wednesday harassed, intimidated and obstructed the access of Palestinian schoolchildren to their school in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

In the village of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya in Nablus, the occupation forces were seen harassing and intimidating the Palestinian students while they were in their way to their school in the early morning hours.

The forces also obstructed the movement of the Palestinian students to the as-Sawiya / al-Lubban ash-Sharqiyya school via the main road by stopping and forcing them to take a bumpy road.

Israeli forces’ attacks against Palestinian students has increased lately and such attacks on schools and other education-related incidents, including attacks on educational personnel, threats of attacks, military use of schools, and other interferences with education, significantly impacted Palestinian children’s right to access education.

Between 7 and 20 September, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory said that over 55 Palestinian pupils and teachers in six different schools were tear gassed and attacked by the Israeli forces.

In 2019, the United Nations documented 257 education-related incidents in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip that impacted children’s right to access education.

Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip are routinely denied many rights: right to life, right to education, right to adequate housing, and are denied access to healthcare, among other rights denials inherent in a decades-long Israeli military occupation with no end in sight.

(Source / 29.09.2021)

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