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Israel using ‘strange gases’ against protesters in Gaza

April 9, 2018 at 9:26 am

A drone photo shows smoke rising as Palestinian protestors burn tyres during confrontations with Israeli forces during a demonstration, organised within the “Great March of Return” despite Israel’s threats, with tear gas near the Gaza/Israel border in Khan Yunis, Gaza on April 06, 2018 [Stringer / Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces used “strange” and “unknown” gases against unarmed, peaceful protesters in Gaza, Quds Press reported the central commission for documentation and pursuit of Israeli war criminals –Tawtheeq saying.

Head of the commission Imad Al-Baz told Quds Press that Israel used strange gases against the protesters for the first time last Friday as Palestinians continued their peaceful activities as part of the Great March of Return.

The gases caused protesters’ bodies to convulse and tremble, he explained. Many lost consciousness as a result for several hours, he added.

“We do not know the kind of gases which were used for the first time,” he said, “but we took cultures from the blood and urine of those affected and we expect the results will be shocking.”

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Israeli occupation forces used unmanned drones to drop the gas on the demonstrators, Al-Baz said.

Protesters were being targeted in their lower body, Al-Baz said, with 55 shot with live ammunition in their genitals, likely in an effort to cause infertility.

Some 32 Palestinians have been killed since 30 March when the Right of Return March was launch. A further 2,850 were injured.