Several Palestinians, including children, suffocate by tear gas in Hebron-area confrontations

Several Palestinians, including children, suffocated by tear gas during confrontations that broke tonight following an Israeli military incursion into the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the al…

Several Palestinians, including children, suffocated by tear gas during confrontations that broke tonight following an Israeli military incursion into the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the al-Arroub camp amid the firing of tear gas canisters and stun grenades, spurring confrontations with the camp residents, during which several people, including children, suffocated after inhaling tear gas fired by the army. They were all treated at the scene

In the meantime, confrontations erupted in the village of Husan, west of Bethlehem, and concentrated at the eastern entrance. Israeli soldiers fired live bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades toward residents, however, no one was injured in the army attack.

Forces also took over the rooftops of several homes in the village and turned them into military outposts.

In Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, forces stormed the camp after sealing off all its entrances, leading to confrontations, during wh
ich forces attacked the camp residents with live ammunition and tear gas and sound bombs. No injuries were reported.

A youth was reportedly detained after forces raided and searched his family home.

Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

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