Several Palestinians injured, dozens affected by tear-gas in Hebron Town clashes

HEBRON, 10th January, 2016 (WAM) -- Several Palestinians were shot and injured yesterday afternoon, while dozens of others suffocated after tear-gas was fired during clashes that broke out at Beit 'Einun junction, east of Hebron in the southern West Bank, following the funeral procession of four Palestinians who were killed after alleged attacks against Israeli soldiers on Thursday.

According to a report from the Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at Palestinians who were rallying at Beit 'Einun junction following the funeral procession.

Several demonstrators were shot and injured and dozens others suffocated from excessive tear gas inhalation. They were all treated at the scene by Red Crescent paramedics.

The bodies of the four Palestinians, who came from the Hebron town of Sa'ir, was released on Friday by Israeli authorities. Ahmad, 19, 'Alaa, 19, and Muhannad Kawazba, 18, had been shot dead after they purportedly attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at Gush Etzion junction.

Shortly afterwards, Khalil al-Shalaldah, aged 16, from Sa'ir, was also killed by Israeli forces after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at Beit 'Einun junction.

No Israelis were injured in either alleged stabbing attempts.


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