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Israel military storms Hebron, injures Palestinians

Israeli occupation forces fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at Palestinians after storming into Hebron

Israeli occupation forces stormed the occupied West Bank city of Hebron yesterday shooting sound bombs and tear gas canisters at Palestinians in the city.

Locals who witnessed the incident stated that the Israeli soldiers began stopping and searching Palestinian residents and vehicles.

Occupation forces fired tear gas in to a local shopping centre causing many Palestinians to suffer from suffocation.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, dozens of Palestinians were injured in the attack, including six who suffered from tear gas inhalation and one who was hit on the head with a tear gas canister and was rushed to hospital suffered major head injuries.

Video footage has been released by local residents showing Israeli forces questioning and searching residents, and Palestinian residents running as soldiers fired tear gas and sound bombs.

Palestinian residents of Hebron endure a large Israeli military presence on a daily basis, as at least 32 permanent and partial Israeli checkpoints are set up throughout the city.

In recent months, there has been a sharp rise in raids conducted by Israeli security forces in the West Bank, with 520 Palestinians – including journalists – having been arrested in July alone. The arrests come as settlements are also currently being expanded in Hebron.

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