Thursday 6 October 2022 - 08:22

Palestinian Children Terrified, Injured as ‘Israeli’ Troops Storm School, Fire Tear Gas

Story Code : 1017909
Related FileThe Palestinian official news agency Wafa, citing Qussai Jaabari, Principal of al-Khalil Elementary School, reported that dozens of Zionist occupation soldiers stormed the educational center, which is situated near the Ibrahimi Mosque, on Wednesday.

The troops then lobbed several teargas canisters and chased children as they were leaving the school for home.

Jaabari added that many children suffered teargas inhalation, while others fell and suffered cuts and bruises while running away for the fear of getting hurt.

The development came less than a week after ‘Israeli’ occupation forces raided another elementary school in the same occupied West Bank city, and launched an unprovoked attack on teachers and students there.

Director General of Education Department in al-Khalil, Atef al-Jamal said that ‘Israeli’ troops stormed al-Hajriya Elementary School on September 29 and broke into classrooms, causing panic and fear among the students.

He added that the forces beat teachers and students, and sprayed their faces with pepper as they pushed back the ‘Israeli’ soldiers.

A teacher, identified as Ihab al-Rajbi, sustained bruises to his hand. The soldiers also detained and interrogated two schoolchildren after dragging them out of their classrooms. They were released later.

The incident came on the same day that a Palestinian boy died of heart failure while being chased by ‘Israeli’ occupation soldiers in the occupied West Bank.

Seven-year-old Rayyan Suleiman was on his way back home from school with other pupils in the village of Tuqu when the Zionist troops gave chase, and he “died on the spot from fear,” his father Yasser said in a video circulated on social media.

A medical official who inspected the body said that it bore no sign of physical trauma and that the death appeared consistent with heart failure.

The ‘Israeli’ occupation forces have recently been conducting overnight raids and killings in the northern occupied West Bank, mainly in the cities of Jenin and Nablus, where new groups of Palestinian resistance fighters have been formed.

More than 150 Palestinians have been martyred at the hands of ‘Israeli’ occupation forces in the ‘Israeli’-occupied territories since the start of the year, including 51 in the besieged Gaza Strip during the Zionist regime’s three-day onslaught in August.

More than 30 of those martyrs were either from Jenin or were martyred in the Jenin region.

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