Israeli forces fire tear gas inside elementary school

Palestinian students injured after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces into school

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

An Israeli soldier seen firing teargas canisters during clashes with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank

Several Palestinian students were treated for tear gas inhalation injuries on Wednesday after Israeli forces fired tear gas into an elementary school in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem, according to Palestinian sources.

Hasan Hamamreh, head of Husan village council told Wafa - the official Palestinian news agency - that students were in class when Israeli forces fired teargas canisters and concussion grenades inside the campus.

Many students sought medical attention after the incident. 

The streets of the occupied West Bank have become a flashpoint for clashes between Israelis and Palestinians since the eve of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah in mid September.

The number of casualties continues to rise day-by-day. 

A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on Wednesday over an alleged stabbing attempt in the town of Hebron. 

The incident, reported to have occurred during a "routine security check," comes a day after 19 year-old Malek Shahin was shot dead by Israeli forces during a raid at a refugee camp in Bethlehem.

So far, at least 110 Palestinians have been killed by gunfire from Israeli forces since October 1, while, about 17 Israelis have died in stabbing attacks.

TRTWorld and agencies