Palestinian medical sources in al-Khader town, south of the West Bank Palestinian city of Bethlehem, have reported that several residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs at them.Ahmad Salah, Coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in al-Khader, told the WAFA News Agency that the soldiers fires gas bombs at residents, including children, celebrating Al-Fitir Muslim feast, in At-Tal area in the Old Town, in al-Khader.
Several residents suffocated after inhaling gas fired by the army, and received treatment by field medics.
Salah said that Israeli soldiers, stationed near the al-Khader Stadium, deliberately targeted the residents, and the children playing in the area and celebrating the feast.
Two days ago, soldiers fired gas bombs at the residents while leaving the al-Khader Stadium following a soccer match between two local teams.
The match is part of the Abu Ammar (Yasser Arafat Cup) held in the West Bank. The attack led to several injuries among the residents.