Israeli occupation forces have entered three Palestinian primary schools in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron and detained more than 30 children, local sources have told MEMO. A bus was used to take the children away. Israeli sources claim that they are carrying out a campaign against “popular terrorists” who throw stones at occupation soldiers.
Hebron’s Director of Education, Nisreeen Amr, said that the Israelis are still searching for specific pupils in Tariq bin-Ziad, Al-Khalil and Al-Ibrahimiyya Primary Schools. Witnesses said that any pupil crossing Tariq bin-Ziad Street in the city is being arrested.
A spokesman for the Israeli security forces, Avichay Adraee, wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday evening that the phenomenon of throwing stones is widening in the West Bank. “This is a dangerous phenomenon which comes within the definition of popular terrorism,” he wrote. “These incidents [throwing stones] take place almost every day and the media ignores them.”
Meanwhile, a group of illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles on the streets around the illegal Yitzhar settlement. Witnesses said that the windscreens and windows of 18 vehicles were smashed by the settlers.
A number of Palestinians were arrested by Israel’s occupation forces on Wednesday morning in other West Bank cities.