Suffocation Cases, Injuries, during Confrontations in Hebron


HEBRON, August 24, 2014 (WAFA) – Several Palestinians suffocated on Sunday, whereas two others were shot and injured, as confrontations erupted between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian in the city of Hebron and the nearby village of Beit Ummar, according to media sources.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters towards residents who gathered at Tareq Bin Zeyad junction in Hebron City, causing several cases of suffocation among them. They were all treated at the scene.

Meanwhile in the village of Beit Ummar, spokesperson of the anti-settlement committee, Mohammad Awad, said confrontations erupted at the main entrance of the village between soldiers and residents, including students, shooting and injuring two with rubber-coated steel bullets as well as causing dozens to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation.


Source: WAFA