112 Palestinians Injured in Clashes with Israeli Army West of Qalqilya

QALQILYA, December 2, 2015 (WAFA) – Dozens of Palestinian protestors Wednesday suffered injuries and suffocation from teargas during clashes that broke out in al-Naqar neighborhood, west of Qalqilya.

Medical sources told WAFA 107 Palestinians suffocated from inhaling teargas during clashes with Israeli soldiers in al-Naqar neighborhood, west of Qalqilya, while five others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets. All cases were rushed to the hospital to receive medical treatment.

On December 1, Israeli army forces raided the same neighborhood, and fired sound and toxic gas bombs, setting the house of an unidentified Palestinian family ablaze. However, no injuries were reported.

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers and police have been running high since the beginning of October 2015, caused by Israel’s continuous encroachment of al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the death toll among Palestinians reached 108 including 24 minors and five women, in addition to 13,500 injuries since early October, 2015.