Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday morning, dozens of schoolchildren and teachers, in the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, causing scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Ammar Jaber, the principal of al-Hajiriya School, said the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs into the schools in the area, and around them, causing dozens of children, teachers and workers to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.

He added that many of the wounded Palestinians were also rushed to hospitals for further treatment.

Jaber also said that all schools in the area had to shut down for the day, to avoid further Israeli escalation, and violations.

Furthermore, the soldiers surrounded Qortoba School, in the Shuhada Street, and prevented the teachers and students from reaching it.

The soldiers closed the area, and the electronic gates around them, and refused to allow the students and teachers through for about an hour, until the Red Cross and the Palestinian District Coordination office intervened.