Students suffocate as Israeli forces quell rally north of Hebron

A number of students today suffocated from Israeli army tear gas in al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, according to local sources.

They said that a number of students enrolled in a local secondary school suffocated from tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers forcefully dispersed a rally in the southern West Bank refugee camp.

The rally was called for in protest of the killing of five Palestinians in less than 24 hours across the West Bank on Tuesday.

One of the five Palestinians, a resident of Beitunia city, succumbed to his wounds sustained after being shot by Israeli soldiers at the northern entrance to al-Bireh following a car chase.

The other four slain Palestinians were identified as Raed Na‘ssan, fatally shot by Israeli army live gunfire in al-Mughayyir village, east of the city of Ramallah, Jawad and Thafer Rimawi, 22 and 21, who were killed in an overnight raid into Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah, in addition to Mufeed Ikhlil, 44, who died of Israeli military bullet wounds to the head during a predawn raid in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron.

Source: Palestine News and Information Agency