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Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Hebron, suffocation cases reported

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Hebron, suffocation cases reported
Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint in Hebron. (File photo)

HEBRON, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (WAFA) – Dozens of Palestinian citizens, mainly school students, today suffered from suffocation during clashes with Israeli occupation forces near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that clashes erupted with Israeli soldiers at an army-manned checkpoint south of the old town of Hebron, west of the Ibrahimi Mosque, during which the soldiers fired tear gas and sound bombs at the Palestinians causing dozens of suffocation cases due to inhaling the gas.

The old town of Hebron, which is under Israeli military and settlers’ control, is surrounded by checkpoints that bar any non-resident Palestinian from entering it. Its Palestinian residents are subjected to daily harassment from the settlers, who are backed by the soldiers.

Meanwhile, in the northern West Bank district of Tubas, soldiers fired tear gas at students from the village of Tayaseer, north of Tubas city, causing many suffocation cases.

Red Crescent sources told WAFA that its crews treated at the village’s clinic more than 30 students suffering from suffocation.

Local sources said the soldiers raided the village in the morning and showered its school with tear gas causing the large number of suffocation cases among students and teachers.

K.T./M.K.

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