RNA - Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Israeli troops raided the high school in the town of Tuqu’, located 12 kilometers southeast of Bethlehem, on Sunday, and fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian students.
Sources also confirmed that Israeli forces briefly detained the school’s principal and other staff members.
Israeli forces forced the students and staff members to evacuate the premises, and then took control of the high school and shut it down.
According to Press TV, they later sealed off the two main entrances to the town.
The development comes as tensions continue in the occupied Palestinian territories as part of the aftermath of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocation of the US embassy to the occupied city.
On December 21 last year, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the US to withdraw its controversial policy shift.
Despite the vote, the US went ahead with the embassy transfer on May 14, triggering demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.
Israel’s crackdown in Gaza left over 60 protesters dead in the impoverished coastal enclave on that day alone.
Angered by Trump’s move, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas boycotted his administration, saying Washington is no longer qualified to serve as the sole mediator in the decades-long conflict with Israel, and that an international mechanism should be devised to replace the US in the so-called peace process.