Clashes erupt in Nablus-area town following fatal shooting of Palestinian youth

NABLUS, A Palestinian was shot and injured and dozens of others suffocated tonight during clashes that broke out with Israeli forces in the town of Huwwara to the south of Nablus, according to WAFA correspondent.

Clashes erupted in Huwwara after an Israeli soldier shot at point-blank a Palestinian youth following a scuffle between them. The youth was announced dead shortly after.

Forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters toward the town residents, shooting and injuring a youth, which necessitated his transfer to hospital for treatment.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said its crews dealt with at least 10 suffocation cases.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency