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Israeli forces fire tear gas at primary school in Jerusalem

Palestinian children in a school playground which faces demolition due to Israeli accusations that it was built without a license. This is the only school in the area and it provides an education to 65 children [Anadolu Agency]
Palestinian children in a school playground which faces demolition due to Israeli accusations that it was built without a license [Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas at Anata Primary School in the occupied city of Jerusalem on Monday morning, harming most of the students and teachers inside the school, Quds Press reported.

Deputy Headmaster Imad Eliyan said that the Israeli occupation forces “suddenly” fired a barrage of tear gas canisters at the school “without any justification.”

Israel demolishing Palestinian schools - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Israel demolishing Palestinian schools – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Speaking to Quds Press, Eliyan said that most of the students, who were in the playground of the school, along with the teachers, suffered from breathing difficulties and received first aid treatment due to the heavy tear gas.

He noted that the tear gas attack took place at 11am local time, when all the 340 young boys were in the schoolyard during the break.

Read: 45 Palestinian schools under Israeli demolition threat

Eliyan said that students and teachers of the neighbouring school were also affected by the tear gas attack.

Israeli occupation forces frequently attack Palestinian schools, arrest young students and teachers and cause panic among students.

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