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Israeli forces injure dozens of Palestinian students in Hebron

Sept. 19, 2018 1:45 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 20, 2018 2:16 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinian school students suffered injuries, on Wednesday, during clashes with Israeli forces in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Local sources said that Israeli forces provoked Palestinian students as they were on their way to school in Hebron City, resulting in violent clashes between students and Israeli forces.

Clashes erupted near the al-Nahda Boys School and the Tareq Bin Ziad school, which reportedly disrupted classes in both schools.

During the clashes, Israeli forces fired tear-gas bombs at the Palestinian students, causing dozens of students to suffer from tear-gas inhalation.

Palestinian students are regularly harassed by Israeli forces and settlers in Hebron City.

The Palestinian Ministry of education released its annual report for 2017 documenting the Israeli government's violations against Palestinian education, saying that 80,279 Palestinian children and 4,929 teachers and staff were "attacked" by Israeli settlers or soldiers.

According to the report, nine students were killed, while 603 students and 55 teachers and school employees sustained live or rubber bullets wounds during Israeli raids into schools or by being run over by Israeli military jeeps, while dozens of students suffered from suffocation due to inhaling tear-gas fired by Israeli forces against them.

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