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Israeli forces, settlers assault student in West Bank village

Israeli forces, settlers assault student in West Bank village
Israeli soldiers obstruct students' access to their school in al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village

RAMALLAH, Thursday, November 25, 2021 (WAFA) –Israeli forces and settlers Thursday morning assaulted Palestinian students on their way to school in al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus city, according to local sources.

Head of the village municipal council, Ya‘coub Owais, said that dozens of settlers, under military protection, stormed the village entrance and deliberately obstructed the arrival of students to their schools, located on the main road connecting Ramallah city to Nablus city.

The soldiers, he added, opened fire at the students and their families who came to make sure that their children safely made it schools, hitting several with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing other to suffocate from tear gas.

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.

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