For third consecutive day, Israeli forces assault student in West Bank village

Israeli settlers and soldiers obstruct Palestinian students' access to school south of Nablus
Israeli settlers and soldiers obstruct Palestinian students’ access to school south of Nablus

Days of Palestine – Ramallah – For the third consecutive day, Israeli forces Thursday morning assaulted Palestinian students on their way to school in al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources.

They said that the soldiers deliberately obstructed the arrival of students to two local schools, located on the main road connecting Ramallah city to Nablus city.

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The soldiers, he added, fired tear gas canisters at the students and their families who came to make sure that their children safely made it schools, causing a number of them to suffocate as a result.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers, under military protection, deliberately obstruct schooling in Al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya schools by attacking the students at the school gates, as confirmed by head of the village municipal council, Ya‘coub Owais.

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He added that a number of the village residents took to the main street in the morning hours to protest against settler violence. Confrontations ensued with the soldiers and settlers.

Over the past two days, Israeli soldiers attacked the girl students near the school located on the main Ramallah-Nablus road, firing teargas in their direction and causing a large number of suffocation cases estimated at over 70.

Attacks on education by Israeli military forces and Israeli settlers in the Palestine constitute grave violations of children’s rights to education and development. These attacks are particularly prevalent in the most vulnerable areas of the West Bank – Area C, H2 and Jerusalem.

Over 700,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

(Source / 18.11.2021)

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