Several Palestinians suffocated on Sunday, due to inhaling teargas used by the Israeli army against Palestinians, after Israeli soldiers invaded al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, according to security sources. Many Palestinians injured, north of Bethlehem. Two Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets, on Sunday evening, during a protest near the northern entrance of Bethlehem.

The Bethlehem branch of Red Crescent Society (RCS) said the two received treatment for their wounds, and many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Army forces also clashed with local Palestinians and students outside a school al-Khader.

Soldiers used rubber-coated steel rounds, stun grenades and teargas canisters, causing multiple cases of suffocation, according to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency.

Soldiers also targeted a vehicle belonging to al-Khader municipality with rubber-coated rounds. However, there were no reports of casualties.

According to the Ministry of Health, 73 Palestinians have been killed and over 2,270 others injured with live ammunition or rubber-coated steel rounds used by Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza since the beginning of unrest in early October 2015.

Over 3,000 other Palestinians sustained suffocation due to intensive use of teargas and toxic gas by Israeli forces.

Earlier Sunday, A Palestinian was fatally shot by the Israeli army at Beit Anoun junction to the east of Hebron.

A Palestinian, whose identity remains unknown until the moment and according to witnesses was nowhere near the scene of the clashes, was shot and left to bleed to death by the Israeli army soldiers, who claimed the Palestinian ran toward them with a knife-wielding hand in an attempt to stab them.

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