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Tulkarem School Student Death Toll: 27 Killed

Tulkarem School Student Death Toll: 27 Killed and Tens Wounded

TULKAREM, Palestine -- Ever since the eruption of Al Aqsa Intifada, the Israeli occupying forces waged an unabated war with no day passing by without bloodletting and violence.

No elderly, child or woman have been spare the hideous atrocity of the occupation. Particularly, the school students’ lives is at risk as they were heading to their schools.

IPC correspondent in Tulkarem reported that the student death toll went up to 27 including a girl below 18 years old.

The deaths have been mostly caused during the frequent IOF incursions into the city, which took place at a time the school students were walking to their schools early morning. As for the wounded people, the figures disclosed that 132 were wounded, among which 20 people suffered permanent handicap and incapability at a rate of at least 30% due to being injured in limbs, back or head by the live bullets fired by the Israeli occupying forces.

Rather, four students were arrested; Nasseim Abdullah, Mohammed Jabber, Abed Al Hafeith Abu Areisha from "Baqa Al Sharqia" school and Nasser Hanoon from “Anabta” school, as well as the disallowing the prisoner Khaled Rabei’ from Ateil Village to pass the general secondary school exams due to being arrested last year. He remains under arrest up to this moment.

Piercingly criticizing the IOF frequent attacks on the educational sector in Tulkarem, Adnan Qahtan, chief of the student educational activities in Tulkarem told IPC correspondent, “the Israeli occupying forces calculatingly entered into the schools on the purpose of wrecking the equipment and structures inside, a policy that premeditated to illiterate the Palestinian people.”

He went on saying, “the Israeli tanks are often stationed in the early morning at the gates of schools, barring the students to attend their classes particularly at a time of final examination."

Besides, the IOF opened indiscriminately heavy fire at a number of schools as scores others were occupied and turned into a military post, not to mention the material losses inflicted upon the education structures, equipment and devices that were estimated about millions of dollars.

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