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Palestinians suffocate during Jenin-area clashes

JENIN,  Dozens of Palestinians suffocated today evening after inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli forces during clashes that broke out at the entrance to the towns of J’aba and ‘Anza, south of Jenin, according to local sources.

Sources told WAFA Israeli forces set up two flying checkpoints at the entrances to the towns of Ja’aba and ‘Anza, leading to clashes.

Forces fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades towards Palestinian residents, causing dozens to suffocate.

According to B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territory, “Restricting movement is one of the main tools Israel employs to enforce its regime of occupation.”

 

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)