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Palestinians suffocate in Jenin-area clashes

Palestinians suffocate in Jenin-area clashes
Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers. (WAFA Images / File photo)

JENIN, Saturday, June 19, 2021 (WAFA) – Several Palestinians suffocated today by tear gas fired by Israeli forces during clashes that broke out in Jaba town to the south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, according to security sources.

Sources told WAFA Israeli military forces stormed the town of Jaba, raided and searched the home of a Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, leading to clashes.

Forces used tear gas canisters against the residents, causing several people to suffocate. They were treated at the scene.

Israeli soldiers and Border Police systematically violate standing orders, firing rubber-coated metal bullets even in circumstances clearly prohibited by the orders, said the Israeli information center for human rights, B’Tselem.

B’Tselem has documented instances in which security forces have fired rubber-coated metal bullets at a closer range than that permitted by the regulations, making it potentially lethal. They have also fired at minors, at the upper torso and at passersby or demonstrators who had not been throwing stones and did not pose a danger to security forces or any other individual. In some cases, commanders, including high-ranking officers, knew of the unlawful firing and even ordered it.

T.R.

 

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