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Palestinians injured as Israel fires teargas at protesters in Hebron

Palestinian worshippers speed away to avoid tear gas amid clashes with Israeli security forces in Hebron in the occupied West Bank on August 13, 2021 [HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]
Palestinian worshippers speed away to avoid tear gas amid clashes with Israeli security forces in Hebron in the occupied West Bank on August 13, 2021 [HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]

Scores of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron suffered as a result of tear gas inhalation yesterday after Israeli occupation forces tried to disperse peaceful protests in the city, Wafa news agency reported.

According to Wafa, Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinian residents in the Bab Al-Zawyeh area in central Hebron. Occupation soldiers stationed at the military checkpoint at the entrance to Al-Shuhada Street stormed the city centre after firing tear gas canisters and stun grenades toward Palestinians and their shops, forcing the shops to close.

Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Masafer Yatta to the south of Hebron, raiding and searching a number of houses. A 54-year-old Palestinian was detained during the raids.

Earlier in the week, sealed closed the Ibrahimi Mosque for Muslim worshippers in order to allow settlers to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

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