On Monday, Israeli soldiers injured many schoolchildren in Tuqu’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinians were protesting the escalating Israeli violations, including the death of Rayyan Yasser Suleiman, 7, who died on September 29, 2022, from a heart attack after Israeli soldiers chased the terrified child to his home, accusing him and his brother of throwing stones at them.
Local nonviolent activist Mustafa Al-Badan said the soldiers shot one child with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the thigh before he was moved to the local clinic.
Al-Badan added that the soldiers also caused many schoolchildren to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, cuts, and bruises.
The soldiers also closed the iron gate installed at the town’s northern entrance before preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving the area.
The town witnesses constant tension due to the army’s daily invasions and the constant attacks by the illegal Israeli colonizers.
In related news, the soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at a school in Tal village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, forcing the administration to close the school and send the children home.
On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed Bassel Qassem Basbous, 19, and Khaled Fadi Anbar, 21, and moderately wounded one near the Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.