Two Palestinians Shot, Many Suffocate in Hebron Clashes with Israeli Army

HEBRON, November 3, 2015 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians were shot and injured with live and rubber-coated bullets and several others suffocated in clashes that broke out with Israeli forces in Surif town, northwest of Hebron.

WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli forces stormed the school zone in Surif, triggering clashes with provoked locals.

Forces fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, shooting and injuring two locals; one by a live round and another by a rubber-coated steel bullet.

The two men were rushed into a Hebron hospital for medical treatment.

Several school students suffered from excessive tear gas suffocation and were treated by medics at the scene.

This came several hours after forces detained two Palestinians, in their 20s, and raided two houses belonging to the families of two Palestinian locals fatally shot (killed) in October.

During the predawn raid into the town, forces broke into two houses belonging to the family of Mahmoud Ghneimat, 20, as well as the family of Meqdad al-Hih, 21, where they took photos and measurements for the two houses in preparation for possible demolition.

It is worth recalling in this regard that both Ghneimat and al-Hih were shot dead and critically injured by Israeli forces for allegedly stabbing a settler in Beit Shemesh, an illegal settlement west of Jerusalem, on October 22. Ghneimat later succumbed to his critical wounds.

According to the Ministry of Health, the death toll of Palestinians killed since the beginning of unrest in early October reached  74, including 15 children. Over 2,250 Palestinians have also been injured by live rounds or rubber-coated steel bullets.