Several Palestinian civilians suffocated from teargas during confrontations with Israeli forces on Friday, in the town of Jaba’, to the south of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, according to witnesses.

According to WAFA, the Israeli army set up a flying checkpoint at the entrance to the town and assaulted two commuters who were attempting to pass through, provoking violence with local villagers.

The soldiers used teargas canisters to disperse the protesters, causing many cases of suffocation among them, including a 75-year-old woman.

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