Palestinians Suffocate during Clashes with Israeli Army Near Jenin

JENIN, March 14, 2015 (WAFA) – Several Palestinians Saturday suffocated by tear gas during clashes with Israeli forces in Fahma village to the south of Jenin, said security sources.

Israeli forces raided Fahma village and cordoned it off before proceeding to occupy the rooftop of two local houses, turning them to a surveillance outpost, triggering clashes with locals.

The house belongs to Muhammad Sa‘abna and Muhammad Nawasra.

Forces opened fire on local houses and fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades at locals, causing dozens to suffocate due to inhaling excessive tear gas.

Two suffocation cases were identified as Suhaila, 48, and Jumana Sa‘abna, 19.