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Israel settlers raid Nablus-area school

Settlers storm a school in the occupied West Bank on 28 December 2017 breaking car and classroom windows and injuring students [Ayman Ameen/Apaimages]

Two Palestinian students were injured yesterday after more than 20 armed Israeli settlers raided a Palestinian school in southern Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank yesterday.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an that Israeli settlers from the ultra-right wing Yitzhar settlement raided the school in the Burin village under the protection of Israeli occupation forces as students were taking their final exams.

Daghlas said protests erupted in the village as a result, with Israeli forces shooting live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas and stun grenades in to the school grounds, causing more than 20 students to suffer from severe tear-gas inhalation, and injuring two with rubber-coated bullets.

Several students were transferred to hospital for treatment. Israeli settlers also damaged two vehicles and the windows of several rooms.

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