West Bank, Gaza on Lockdown Next Week, Occupation Targets School Girls, 16 Palestinians Arrested

Dozens of Palestinians Injured, Arrested in Early Raids as Occupation Soldiers Launch Tear Gas into West Bank Girls School

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  • Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 13, 2015. - (REUTERS)

RAMALLAH —AlGhad— Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday enforced a full lockdown on all Palestinian Authority (PA) territories, including the West Bank and Gaza enclave, as the Israelis prepare to celebrate their so-called "independence day".

Radio Israel said the lockdown would come into effect as of next Monday through Wednesday, including all border crossings with the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Palestinians in PA territories will not be allowed into the occupied city of Jerusalem or any other 1948-territories.

Meanwhile, occupation soldiers targeted a girls’ school in the Al-Mughir village early today, Tuesday, northeast of Ramallah, according to council official Marzouq Abu Naeem.

Dozens of young Palestinian girls suffered suffocation and breathing problems, while several were hospitalised due to the unprovoked Israeli assault, as soldiers swept through the village, raiding houses and targeting children outside of the school.

In the meantime, occupation troops arrested 16 Palestinians under various pretexts across the West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society confirmed.

South of Hebron, occupation bulldozers, early Tuesday as well, also tore down a school for Palestinian Bedouins.

Palestinian official at the Palestinian Ministry of Education Mohammad Sami said in a statement today that Israeli troops demolished "Zanouta School" for no apparent reason.

The school was only recently opened recently to serve the Bedouin community in the area, he noted.

It has approximately 43 students (boys and girls), 10 of which are preschool students, he underlined, and was built out of "tin sheets" and bricks. It had only six classrooms, restrooms and other simple facilities.

(Petra)

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