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Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack children heading to school in Jerusalem

14th Feb 2014

By Saed Bannoura

IMEMC News: Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers attacked and fired gas bombs at dozens of schoolchildren in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, leading to dozens of injuries, Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan has reported.

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The Center said that the soldiers invaded Schools Street, in the Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, in Silwan, and attacked children who were walking to school.

 

Medical sources said dozens of children suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and received treatment by local medics.

 

The army also detained several students and searched them, leading to clashes.

 

There are four elementary and secondary schools located in the Schools Street in the town.

 

On Wednesday, soldiers detained a Palestinian woman near al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and released her after ordering her not to approach the mosque area.

 

Also on Wednesday, soldiers invaded various neighborhoods in Silwan, and handed destruction orders against a number of homes.

 

Soldiers also kidnapped two young Palestinian men, identified as Mustafa Siyam and Mohammad Qara’in, after an argument that erupted between them following the invasion, and violently assaulted them. The soldiers also sprayed gas in their faces.

 

Furthermore, soldiers kidnapped resident Anan Beidoun, after breaking into his home in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood.

 

The army alleges the resident built his home on a land “owned by the Antiquities Department.”

 

On Wednesday evening, soldiers invaded Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and clashed with local residents, causing four injuries.

 

 

http://imemc.org/article/66988

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