Students, staff suffocate from Israeli teargas in Hebron school

HEBRON, A number of students and teachers suffocated from teargas fired by Israeli forces in the vicinity of a school in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

WAFA correspondent said that the soldiers deployed in the vicinity of Tareq Bin Ziad School in the south part of the city intensively fired tear gas canisters inside the school compound, causing a number of students and teachers to suffocate from gas inhalation.

Those who suffocated received field treatment.

The school is one of nine Palestinian schools located in the H2 area of Hebron, which falls under Israel’s civil and military control. School children have to pass through military checkpoints in the H2 area to access their schools.

Attacks on education by Israeli military forces and Israeli settlers in 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.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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