Israeli forces assault mayor, students of Nablus-district village

NABLUS, Israeli forces today assaulted the mayor and a number of students in al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that the gun-toting soldiers attacked head of the village municipal council, Ya‘coub Owais, besides to a number of students enrolled in a school located on the main road connecting Ramallah city to Nablus city.

The attack came after the parents from the village gathered at the flashpoint road to prevent the soldiers from detaining a 15-year-old student, who was on his way back to home.

The village has become a frequent scene of settler and military attacks against students, who have a hard time reaching their schools due to such attacks.

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.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agen