Several Palestinians Suffer Effects of Teargas Inhalation in weekly Protest

Gaza, – Israeli forces dispersed a weekly protest in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the occupied West Bank district of Qalqilya, as several Palestinians reported suffering from tear gas inhalation, Ma’an News Agency reported on Saturday.

Murad Shtewei, the popular resistance coordinator in the village, told Ma’an that a large number of Israeli forces raided the village with bulldozers and other military vehicles, and fired tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets soon after the protests began.

Several Palestinians suffered from tear gas inhalation and were treated on the scene, Shtewei added.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports.

The protest this week was held in solidarity with three Palestinian hunger strikers held in Israeli prison whose health conditions have been rapidly worsening.

Source: Qatar News Agency