Israeli forces cordon off school south of Nablus

POSTED: February 14, 2018

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NABLUS, February 14, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday cordoned off a school to the south of Nablus and prevented students and teachers from entering or leaving it.

Witnesses said soldiers surrounded al-Sawiya al-Lubban high school located between the villages of al-Sawiya and al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, south of Nablus, and prevented students and the faculty from leaving it.

The soldiers reportedly threatened to detain 40 students from inside the school.

However, the army left the school’s vicinity after a while without arresting anyone.

Israeli army regularly carries out attacks with the deliberate and reckless use of force against schools and educational facilities across the West Bank in a serious violation of international law and students’ right to pursue education in a safe environment.

The Global Coalition to protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said “during situations of armed conflict, attacks on education may violate international humanitarian and criminal law and constitute war crimes (or crimes against humanity during war or peacetime) as set out in the 1907 Hague Regulations, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and customary international humanitarian law.”

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