Suffocation Cases in Bethlehem Clashes with Israeli Troops

BETHLEHEM, December 27, 2015 (WAFA) – A number of school students suffocated on Sunday due to inhaling teargas fired at them by Israeli troops, during clashes which erupted in the village of al-Khader near Bethlehem, according to medical sources.


The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) said it provided first aid to about 20 Palestinians, mostly school students, who suffered from suffocation.


138 Palestinians, including 26 children and seven women, have been killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of unrest in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel in early October 2015. Over 13,000 Palestinians have also been injured.