HEBRON, Dozens of Palestinian students and residents of the old town of Hebron sustained suffocation today after Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters at them while on their way to school and at homes in the Israeli-controlled section of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources.
They said the soldiers fired teargas canisters at schools, including a kindergarten, and homes located near a military checkpoint causing dozens of suffocation cases and panic among the children and their families.
Tension has been high in the occupied city in the last few days after tens of thousands of fanatic settlers converged on the city and some attacked families in their homes and shops in the occupied section. A child was also injured in the head from stones thrown by settlers who seem to have been emboldened in their attacks and taking over of Palestinian homes and land following the US declaration that settlements are not inconsistent with international law.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency