Unrest in the West Bank spread from Nables and Yenin to Ramallah today were students at the "Men's Teachers' Seminary of Unwra" set up road-blocks of rocks, burned a few tyres and threw stones at security forces who tried to restore order.
Security forces waiting around
Youth throwing rocks
Security forces using teargas and pursuing the youths
Palestinian flag crudely painted and left behind by the fleeing youths
Sign and entrance to the Seminary for teachers
rocks being removed by local population
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Background: Unrest in the West Bank spread from Nables and Yenin to Ramallah today were students at the "Men's Teachers' Seminary of Unwra" set up road-blocks of rocks, burned a few tyres and threw stones at security forces who tried to restore order. Security forces used tear-gas to disperse the crowds and arrested two of the ring-leaders. Most of the other schools in Ramallah learned as usual and life in the centre of the two went on completely undisturbed. Girls in nearby El-Bireh went home from school in the early morning but no disturbance were reported there. Towards noon quiet returned also to the unruly outskirts of the town and no further incidents were reported.
The school year is coming to and end in the areas and kids have more time than in midterm to go out into the street and demonstrate. But in a nearby girls' school the headmistress got unruly girls back to class before anything happened.
The unrest follows a visit by extremist Rabbi Kahanah to Nobles a couple of weeks ago and his avowed aim to found a settlement on Mt. Grizim near Nobles. The Military Govt. came out with a statement today that they are not going to permit the rabbi into any West bank town for any purpose whatsoever. Rabbi Kahana, when in the USA, was the leader of an extremist Jewish so-called self-defence organisation.
During an attack by youth on security forces yesterday in a village near Jenin a 16-year old boy was shot and killed and a woman who was also hit at another spell of unrest died of her wound later on.