Dozens of Palestinian students and teachers today suffocated from teargas fired by the Israeli military inside their school in Anin village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, according to local sources.
The Israeli army attack on the school caused injury and panic, and disrupted classes as teachers rushed to help the students chocked from the teargas.
The education directorate in Jenin condemned the attack on the school and called for holding Israel accountable for its crimes against Palestinian education, students and people.
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 in Hebron, and East Jerusalem.