Dozens of students suffer from tear gas inhalation; army claims stone-throwing youth fled into the school.
Israeli soldiers fired large quantities of tear gas into the yard of a high school in the Palestinian village of Burin, near Nablus on Monday. According to Rabbis for Human Rights, the incident took place during the morning roll call, and a number of students suffered from tear gas inhalation.
According to Ma’an, soldiers also fired bullets into the air.
An Israeli military spokesperson told Ma’an that stones and empty bottlers were thrown toward settlers’ cars in the area Monday morning, and the youths who threw the stones fled into the school.
It’s worth noting that if it were a Jewish school, it’s highly doubtful that dozens of children would be forced to suffer from tear gas inhalation at school based solely on soldiers’ or police claims that they saw a few youths suspected of some crime entering the premises.
The IDF Spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This article was first published on +972’s Hebrew-language sister site, Local Call. Read it in Hebrew here.
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