Nablus (The Inside Palestine)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Wednesday attacked Palestinian students heading to their school in Nablus in the occupied West Bank, chasing and harassing them, for the second day in a row.
In the village of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya in Nablus, the occupation forces were seen chasing and intimidating the Palestinian students heading to their school in the early morning hours.
The forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters directly and intensively towards them, resulting in the suffocation of dozens of the schoolchildren.
BREAKING | Israeli occupation forces block access of dozens of Palestinian students to their school in the village of Luban e-Sharkiya, in the middle of the occupied West Bank, and attack them with teargas and stun grenades. pic.twitter.com/SuqLVOoz30
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) November 17, 2021
Yesterday, over 70 students suffocated with tear gas canisters fired towards them by the occupation forces and one of the Israeli soldiers 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.