For 3rd day, Israeli forces and settlers obstruct access of Palestinian students to school in Nablus

Israeli occupation forces and settlers harass and obstruct access of Palestinian students to school in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village on Feb. 23, 2022

Nablus (QNN)- Dozens of Israeli settlers, backed by well-armed forces, obstructed on Wednesday morning access of Palestinian students to their school in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said dozens of colonial Israeli settlers, under the occupation forces protection, raided the village of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya and stationed at its entrance for the third day in a row.

The settlers and forces started harassing hundreds of Palestinian students and obstructed their access to their school.

Every morning, hundreds of #Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank village of Luban e-Sharkiya suffer in their way to school as they have to cross an Israeli military checkpoint that makes their life difficult. These photos were taken today.

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The residents then decided to confront and protest the occupation forces and settlers’ violence in the village.

However, the forces fired sound bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets directly towards the residents and their children to disperse them.

Israeli forces’ attacks against Palestinian students and residents of the village has increased lately.

Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya is a home to about 3,500 Palestinians, 20km south of the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank.

Two illegal Israeli settlements, Eli and Ma’ale Levona, straddle the sides of the village and are built on land belonging to it.

Every afternoon, Israeli forces are stationed at the village’s entrance near the main highway between Ramallah and Nablus.

Nearby Israeli soldiers patrol on foot as groups of schoolchildren from Lubban attempt to take alternative routes to get home following numerous settler and forces attacks.

Parents are forced to drive their children to and from school every day because they are scared of their children being hurt or arrested by the soldiers.

The schoolchildren are also forced to take an alternative route through village fields to get home as Israeli soldiers patrolled the main road.

In May, a Palestinian man named Nidal Safadi was killed when settlers and Israeli soldiers raided the village and jointly shot him four times.

Thus, the residents of the village have decided to prevent Israel’s attacks against their schoolchildren and the village.

(Source / 24.02.2022)

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