Many Palestinians suffocate during confrontations with Israeli forces in Hebron-area town

Many Palestinians suffocated this evening after inhaling tear gas fired at them during confrontations with Israeli forces in the town of Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, said local activist Mohammed Awad. He informed WAFA that violent clashes took place between the residents of the town of Beit Ummar and Israeli forces following a mass rally that took off from the town in condemnation of the repeated Israeli occupation and settlers’ attacks against Palestinians and holy sites in Jerusalem. The confrontations were concentrated in the Asida area and the vicinity of the German school, during which Israeli soldiers fired live fire and tear gas canisters toward residents and their homes, causing many people to suffocate. Furthermore, Israeli forces closed the town’s main entrance, disrupting residents’ movement.

Source: En – Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA