Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, several schoolchildren in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, after the army fired gas bombs into their school.

Bassam Jabr, the Administrative Director of the Education Department in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded the Old City of al-Khader, and surrounded the schools in that area, located near the colonialist road #60.

He added that many students suffered the effects of teargas inhalation and received the needed treatment.

The soldiers threatened to invade the school and abduct students for “hurling stones at the army.”

The school had to shut down for the day, and the students were sent back to their homes in fear of further invasions.