The village of Burqa, located in the northwest of the northern West Bank city, Nablus, faced a temporary shutdown of its schools today following an Israeli occupation raid last night and the subsequent closure of village roads. Nablus Acting Governor Ghassan Daghlas made the announcement, citing concerns for the safety of students and teachers.
Daghlas, who oversees the region, revealed that the decision to suspend classes was a joint effort between his office and the local office of the Palestinian Ministry of Education. The move aimed to ensure the protection of students and teachers in the aftermath of the Israeli assault on the village.
During the raid, which occurred late last night, a child sustained injuries from a live bullet, while another was wounded by shrapnel. Additionally, dozens of villagers experienced discomfort and health issues due to inhaling toxic tear gas fired by the Israeli soldiers at residential areas.
Adding to the distress, the Israeli occupation forces took measures to isolate Burqa village further. They closed all access roads using dirt mounds and cement blocks, effectively preventing any movement in or out of the village.
The closure of schools in Burqa underscores the challenges faced by Palestinian communities in the West Bank due to ongoing Israeli actions and tensions in the region. Local authorities are working diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents during such difficult times.
The situation in Burqa village remains tense, with residents anxiously awaiting updates on when they can resume their daily routines. As the village continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Israeli abuses, efforts are ongoing to provide support and assistance to those affected.