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PALESTINE: SUFFOCATION CASES AMONG PROTESTERS IN CLASHES NEAR JENIN

JENIN, Dec 17– Several suffocation cases were reported on Tuesday among Palestinians when they clashed with Israeli forces in the village of Zaboba to the west of Jenin, according to security sources.

Sources told WAFA that Israeli soldiers, with an intelligence officer, raided the village and proceeded to stop passing Palestinian cars, interrogating them and checking their identity cards, spurring clashes with provoked residents.

The soldiers fired tear gas canisters towards the residents and their homes, causing many suffocation cases among them; a woman and her daughter suffocated after a tear gas bomb was thrown into their home.

Many Palestinians were either killed or seriously injured as a result of Israel’s constant use of tear gas against Palestinians.

Recently Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein was killed during a peaceful protest where Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters at the demonstrators from a close range.

Meanwhile, forces detained 19-year-old Mousa Hoshyeh, a resident of the town of Yamoun in Jenin, at a military checkpoint near Jenin-Haifa road interrogating him for hours before finally releasing him.

SOURCE: WAFA

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