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Dozens suffocate during clashes in Hebron-area town

HEBRON, Dozens of Palestinians suffocated by tear gas fired by Israeli forces during clashes that broke out in the town of Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to a local source.
Mohammad Awad, a local activist, told WAFA Israeli forces stormed Asida area in the town of Beit Ummar and took over the rooftop of a local resident’s house after holding the family in one room, leading to clashes with the town residents.
Forces opened live fire and showered the resident with tear gas canisters, causing dozens to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation. They were all treated at the scene.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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