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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 November 2005, 08:42 GMT
In pictures: Palestinian student protest

Palestinian schoolteachers hold a class next to the checkpoint

Palestinian teachers have been holding classes in the road outside an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron in protest at intrusive searches of children going to school.

A student at the al-Fayha girls' school takes part in the class on the roadside

Students at the al-Fayha girls' school and the al-Ibrahimiya boys' school have been affected.

Palestinian students push the checkpoint's concrete barrier

The schoolchildren first clashed with the Israeli soldiers on Tuesday.

Schoolchildren taunt an Israeli soldier

Palestinians objected to having their bags searched and being made to lift their shirts before being allowed to pass.

An Israeli soldier points his weapon at the protestors

Dozens of the schoolchildren tried to burst through the checkpoint, but soldiers warned them to stop.

A Palestinian boy is seized by Israeli soldiers

Five children were arrested by Israeli troops stationed at the checkpoint.

A mother looks at her arrested son sitting with his school friends after being arrested by Israeli soldiers during the demonstration

The Israeli military said protesters hurled a firebomb and rocks.




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