Dozens of Palestinian Youth Suffocate in more Hebron Clashes

HEBRON, November 2, 2015 (WAFA) – Dozens of Palestinians, including schoolboys, suffocated Monday afternoon as Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at them in the vicinity of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

WAFA correspondent reported that clashes erupted between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the vicinity of Abu al-Rish military checkpoint at the southern entrance of Hebron’s old city.

Troops fired tear gas canisters at demonstrators and sprayed them with putrid-smelling water. Dozens of demonstrators reportedly suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation.

This came a day after Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian at Beit ‘Anoun junction, east of the city.

Fadi Hasan Froukh, 27, was shot as clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces at the junction, located near Kiryat Arba, an illegal Israeli settlement on the outskirts of Hebron.

WAFA reported on witnesses as saying that Froukh, who was nowhere near the scene of the clashes, was shot purportedly for attempting to stab a soldier.

The army prevented paramedics from administrating medical assistance Froukh, leaving him to bleed on the ground before he succumbed to critical wounds.

This also followed the funeral procession of Ra’ed Jaradat, 22, and Mahmoud Ghneimat, 20, both fatally shot by Israeli forces for alleged stabbing attempts in October, in the Hebron towns of Sa‘ir and Suriff.