Three Shot, Injured in Clashes near Hebron, Dozens Suffocate

HEBRON, October 25, 2015 (WAFA) – At least three Palestinians were injured with live and rubber-coated steel bullets, whereas dozens others suffocated during clashes with the Israeli army in the town of Sa’ir, northeast of Hebron, according to witnesses.

WAFA correspondent said an Israeli army force broke into the town, provoking confrontations with local Palestinians. Forces reportedly used live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, and tear gas against locals, shooting and injuring three locals with live and rubber-coated bullets, including one injury in the eye.

Dozens of suffocation cases resulting from inhaling tear gas, were also reported.

Forces also condoned off a medical center in the town and denied medical teams access to the scene.

Prior to this, the Israeli army declared Sa’ir a closed military zone, reportedly in search of a Palestinian, who was accused by army of carrying out a stabbing attack against an Israeli settler near the town earlier today.

Earlier sunday, a teenager was injured with a live bullet fired at him by the Israeli army during clashes with youths in the Jenin’s village of Zububa. Other youths also suffocated by teargas inhalation, as the army used teargas canisters to disperse them.