Jerusalem24 – A number of Palestinians, including an entire family, suffocated during clashes with the Israeli military forces, in the town of Beita, south of Nablus.
The clashes sparked when Beita residents confronted a settler who entered the outskirts of the town.
The deputy mayor of Beita, Musa Hamayel, said that “a settler entered the town of Beita by mistake, and reached between the houses on the outskirts of the town, so the youths attacked him and smashed his car. After which the occupation forces stormed the town amid firing stun grenades and tear gas towards the youth. A lot of the tear gas was launched between the houses, causing suffocation, while the Israeli forces secured the settlers’ withdrawal, and withdrew from the town.”
In turn the director of ambulance and emergency at the Red Crescent Society in Nablus, Ahmed Jibril, reported that, “the Red Crescent crews helped a family of 8 people in the town of Beita as a result of the thick gas bombs on the house, while the confrontations ended after that.”