Nablus, 22 Safar 2014/15 December 2014 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) attacked Monday morning a secondary school to the south of Nablus city.
Eyewitnesses said that IOF soldiers stormed Burin town and deployed in the vicinity of the school amid heavy fire of tear gas bombs into its courtyard, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Violent clashes erupted in the area where Palestinian youths responded by throwing stones and empty bottles towards the soldiers.
Israeli forces justified their attack on the school claiming that a group of youths stoned a settler’s car passing near the school.
A local activist confirmed that dozens of Israeli soldiers violently broke into the school and brutally attacked the students which led to the outbreak of clashes.
Burin secondary school has been subjected to similar attacks more than once under flimsy pretexts, he added.
On the other hand, a makeshift military checkpoint was erected overnight between Burin and Madama towns, in southern Nablus, shortly after an Israeli jeep crashed in a skidding accident in the area.
Similar clashes between IOF soldiers and Palestinian school students were reported Monday in Sourif town, north of al-Khalil, eyewitnesses said.
They said that an IOF raid into the town triggered the confrontations, adding that the soldiers fired live and metal bullets in addition to teargas bombs at the students.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)