Dozens of Palestinians suffocated, on Saturday, on tear-gas fired at them by Israeli forces during confrontations that erupted in al-‘Isawiya area of occupied Jerusalem, according to local sources.
Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces stormed several neighborhoods in al-‘Isawiya and assaulted residents, firing concussion grenades, and tear-gas canisters at Palestinian residents and homes, causing dozens of cases of toxic tear-gas inhalation.
In related news, Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters and concussion grenades at Palestinian youths, on Sunday, in the town of Taqou’, southeast of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, a local activist reported.
Youth activist, Mustafa al-Badan, told WAFA reporter that confrontations flared up between Palestinian youths and Israeli occupation forces at the western entrance to the town of Taqouâ, which resulted in many of the youths to suffer the toxic effects of tear-gas, all of whom were treated at the scene.
In addition, dozens of Palestinians suffocated, on Sunday, due to tear-gas inhalation, in the town of Qabatia, south of Jenin, northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Sources told WAFA that clashes broke out during an Israeli military incursion into the town, during which soldiers fired a barrage of tear-gas canisters and stun grenades at residents, causing many cases of inhalation injury.