Israeli settlers attack Palestinian school in West Bank

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian school in West Bank February 11, 2019 at 2:32 am | Published in: Israel , Middle East , News , Palestine JERUSALEM - JULY 22: More than 1,000 Israeli settlers including children are their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound backed by Israeli police officers, at the Al-Aqsa Complex in Jerusalem on July 22, 2018. ( Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency ) February 11, 2019 at 2:32 am A number of Israeli settlers yesterday attacked a Palestinian school located in the village of Urif in the West Bank’s northern occupied city of Nablus.

“A group of Israeli settlers had attacked the Urif village’s high school under the protection of the occupation forces” the head of the village’s council, Mazen Shehada, told Quds Press .

Shehada explained that violent clashes broke out between the illegal settlers and the school students, as the Israeli forces fired live and rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear gas at the minors. A number of suffocation and tear gas inhalation cases were reported as a result of the conflict.

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Shehada noted that the injured students were “immediately treated” at the scene, adding that the school’s campus was later evacuated.

This is not the first time for the Urif high school to be attacked by Israeli settlers.

Palestinian towns and villages in the Nablus area are surrounded by Israeli illegal settlements and outposts, many of which are protected by the Israeli military.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

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