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Yet another day of body searches and intimidation in Hebron

21st December, 2015 | International Solidarity Movement, al Khalil team | Al Khalil, occupied Palestine

Children and teachers of Ziad Jaber elementary school in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) are daily subjected to body searches and intimidation by armed Israeli soldiers at checkpoints, as they walk to school.

International ISM activists monitored a checkpoint right in front of the school two times today: during the morning when children go to it and during the afternoon, when they go back home.

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During the morning, when teachers and students went to school, as well as during the afternoon when they left school after the exams, international observers monitored:

  • 20 male adults body searched
  • 12 male teachers body searched
  • 11 females bag searched  YouTube Preview Image
  • 34 boys body searched YouTube Preview Image
  • ~150 people passed throught the checkpoint

Some boys turned around because they did not want to be humiliated due to the body search, avoiding the street they were walking through.

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