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Dozens suffocate from Israeli army gunfire in northern West Bank

JENIN, Monday, December 05, 2022 (WAFA) – Dozens Palestinian workers Sunday evening suffocated from Israeli army gunfire adjacent to A‘nin and At-Tayba villages, west of Jenin, according to security sources.

They said that Israeli soldiers fired volleys of stun grenades and tear gas canisters towards Palestinian workers close to the section of Israel’s apartheid wall, adjacent to the villages, causing scores to suffocate from tear gas inhalation.

Hundreds of Palestinians work in Israel without a permit and often police chase them and detain them before sending them back to the occupied West Bank where work is more scarce than in Israel and pay is much less.

A large number of Palestinians, especially construction workers, pass the checkpoint every day, facing extreme overcrowding and often waiting for hours in line due inspection procedures as every person must pass through metal turnstiles one-at-a-time.

Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement within the occupied West Bank through a complex combination of approximately 500 fixed checkpoints, hundreds of flying checkpoints, settler-only roads, over 200 military bases and various other physical obstructions.


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