Illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Monday, the village of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, and disrupted students on their way to school in the village, the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported.

Eyewitnesses stated that Israeli settlers, under the full protection of occupation soldiers, stormed the village, eliciting opposition by local Palestinian villagers.

Occupation forces responded by opening fire at the Palestinian civilians attempting to defend their lands, instead of the invading settlers, causing a number of Palestinians to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

The village is subject to frequent attacks by settlers and occupation forces who harass schoolchildren and other civilians causing fear and panic, obstructing access to education.

Article 26 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states;

(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

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