Suffocation Cases during Clashes in Bethlehem Town

BETHLEHEM, February 25, 2015 (WAFA) – Several Palestinians suffocated Wednesday during clashes with Israeli forces in al-Khader town to the south of Bethlehem, said a local activist.

Local Coordinator of the Anti-wall and Settlement Committee Ahmad Salah said that clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian locals in the southern section of the town.

Forces fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades, causing several locals to suffer from excessive tear gas inhalation.

This came several hours after extremist Jewish settlers set a mosque on fire and sprayed anti-Arab graffiti on its walls in the Bethlehem village of Jab‘a.