Israeli forces attack anti-settler-violence protest in Nablus

Israeli occupation forces attack Palestinian protesters in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in Nablus in the occupied West Bank

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces on Sunday morning attacked Palestinians taking part in an anti-settler-violence protest in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Earlier today, Palestinian residents and students of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village held a protest against Israeli settlers’ violence and attacks carried out against the village’s residents.

Hundreds of Palestinian students demonstrate at the entrance to the village of Luban e-Sharkiya in the occupied West Bank in protest of the Israeli restrictions on their access to village’s two main schools.


Photos | Israeli occupation forces assault nonviolent #Palestinian protesters demonstrating in the occupied West Bank village of Luban e-Sharkiya against Israeli restrictions on access of students to their schools in the village.


Last week, for three days in a row, colonial settlers, backed by well-armed forces, obstructed access of Palestinian students to their school in Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, after raiding the village and stationed at its entrance.

The settlers and forces also harassed and provoked hundreds of Palestinian students heading 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.


The residents 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 settlers and 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 / 27.02.2022)

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