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Palestinians suffocate during clashes in Hebron-area town

HEBRON, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (WAFA) - Dozens of Palestinians suffocated today evening by tear gas during clashes with Israeli forces in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in the southern West Bank, according to a local activist.

Media activist, Mohammed Awad, said clashes broke out between youth and is\raeli army soldiers during a military incursion into town.

Forces used tear gas canisters against residents, causing dozens to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation.

Hours earlier, Israeli forces shot and killed 25-year-old 'Ahed Ikhlil, from the town of Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron in the southern West Bank, after he allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against Israelis near the Gush Etzion settlement junction, north of Hebron.

T.R.

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