Settlers Attack School in Nablus Village of Burin

NABLUS, November 22, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Sunday attempted to raid and attacked with stones a secondary school in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, according to a local official.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the West Bank, informed WAFA that a group of settlers gathered near Burin Secondary Co-ed School and proceeded to pelt it with stones, in an apparent attempt to raid it.

The village locals subsequently gathered near the school to fend off the settlers’ attack, at which point soldiers arrived at the scene and proceeded to attack locals, leading to clashes.

Israeli forces reportedly shot live and rubber-coated steel rounds toward locals, however, there were no reports of injuries.

Israeli settlers have escalated their attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza and the Arab communities in the occupied 1948 Palestinian land during the past two months, amid growing tension and ongoing clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli soldiers.

This came against the backdrop of Israel’s repeated assaults against al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.

The Israeli human Rights Center, B’Tselem said that “Palestinians are left unprotected not due to any lack of legal means, but because the authorities employ an unofficial yet longstanding policy of leniency and lack of law enforcement on violent settlers.”