Israeli forces attack, beat Palestinian students in Nablus

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Tuesday attacked Palestinian students heading to their school in Nablus in the occupied West Bank, injuring a girl student after severly beating her.

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.

Over 70 students suffocated with tear gas canisters fired directly and intensively towards them by the occupation forces.

An Israeli soldier severely beat one of the girl students with his gun, causing her bruises and injuries.

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 / 16.11.2021)

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