A number of Palestinian citizens choked on tear gas on Tuesday as the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) broke into Beit Ummar town to the north of al-Khalil city, amid intensified firing of teargas canisters.
The media activist Mohammed Awad told the PIC reporter that tear gas suffocation cases were reported among the citizens during the clashes that erupted in the afternoon in the town.
Awad said that a group of Israeli soldiers broke into one of the town’s neighborhoods that is adjacent to Karmei Tzur settlement built on the southern lands of the town. The soldiers fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the citizens causing many suffocation cases, which led the Palestinian youths to respond by throwing stones.
He pointed out that the provocative incursions into the neighborhood happen on a regular basis and without any reason or justification, adding that the IOF always fires gas and sound bombs at the citizens triggering confrontations with them.
(Source / 10.01.2017)