Palestinians suffocate by tear gas in Nablus-area clashes

NABLUS, A number of Palestinians Tuesday suffocated by tear gas fired by Israeli forces during clashes in the village of Sebastia, to the north of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, said a local official.

Mayor of Sebastia Mohammed Azem, told WAFA Israeli forces stormed the village amid the heavy firing of live fire, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades toward locals, causing a number of suffocation cases among them.

Forces further forced owners of tourist shops in the archaeological area there to close their shops and leave the area.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency