Many Students Suffocate, Faint as Israeli Army Attacks School in Hebron

Violence in Gaza

HEBRON, August 25, 2014 (WAFA) – Palestinian students and members of the teaching staff at a boys’ school in the old city of Hebron Monday suffered from tear gas suffocation, while others fainted after Israeli forces cordoned off the school, firing tear gas canisters inside the school yards, according to local sources.

Israeli soldiers on Monday cordoned off a boy school in the old city of Hebron, unjustifiably firing heavy tear gas canisters inside the school yards in a brutal matter, causing large numbers of students as well as teachers to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation, in addition to dozens of cases of loss of consciousness.

Shalaldeh added that the soldiers denied medical teams and ambulances access to the area and closed the main gate of the school, spreading a state of horror and panic among the students.

Earlier on Monday, Israeli army raided a private-owned shop in Hebron, after smashing its door and tampering with its contents, and confiscated some of its contents.

Meanwhile, confrontations erupted between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian teenagers and youngsters in al-Arroub refugee camp, to the north of Hebron, as well as in the town of Halhul; soldiers fired tear gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets towards the residents and their homes, causing several of them to faint.


Source: WAFA