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Dozens suffocate as Israeli forces quell peaceful rallies in Hebron, Bethlehem

HEBRON, Friday, May 21, 2021 (WAFA) – Dozens of Palestinians suffocated as Israeli forces Friday afternoon quelled peaceful rallies in the southern West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli troops violently dispersed a rally that saw the participation of thousands of Palestinians who took to the street waiving the flags of Palestine and erupting into cheers voicing solidarity with the steadfastness of Palestinians in the face of the Israeli aggression on Gaza and forced expulsions in Jerusalem.

The soldiers opened fire towards the protestors as the latter approached the northern entrance of the city, causing dozens to suffocate from tear gas inhalation.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli troops cracked down on a similar rally that saw dozens of protestors gathering in Aid refugee camp following the Friday noon prayer before making their way to the northern entrance of the city.

The soldiers showered protestors with concussion and tear gas bombs, causing dozens to suffocate.


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