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Dozens suffocate in Israeli military raid in northern West Bank


TULKAREM, Friday, May 1, 2020 (WAFA) – Dozens of Palestinians Friday dawn suffocated from tear gas fired by Israeli forces in Tulkarem refugee camp in the northern West Bank.

WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli military vehicles stormed the camp, where the soldiers opened fire towards civilian houses, causing dozens, including children, to suffocate from tear inhalation.

All suffocation cases were treated at the scene, except for a woman who was rushed to the Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem for treatment.

During the raid, soldiers ransacked the family house of a 19-year-old Palestinian who was shot and detained purportedly after carrying out a stabbing attack in Kfar Saba town, northeast of Tel Aviv, in central Israel, last Tuesday.

Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.


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