Dozens of Palestinians suffocated, today, as Israeli forces attacked citizens participating in marches commemorating the 15th anniversary for the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, said a local activist.

Media activist in Beit Ummar, Mohammad Awad, told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed an area adjacent to the Israeli settlement of Karmi Tzur, built illegally on Palestinian land to the south of Hebron, and attacked participants who were commemorating Arafat’s death anniversary.

Forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at locals and their homes, causing dozens to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation.

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