Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year to You Too! Palestinian dies of Israeli tear gas

A Palestinian woman has died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops at demonstrators protesting the controversial Israeli separation wall in the occupied West Bank.

Press TV

"Palestinian medics say the 36-year-old Jawaher Abu Rachman lost her life at the Ramallah medical center after suffering intense tear gas inhalation during the non-violent rally in the village of Bilin, reported the Palestinian news agency Ma'an.

Medics added that Rachman, whose two brothers had also been killed during anti-barrier protests in the past, did not respond to treatment and died overnight.

At least 10 other people, among them international activists, were injured on Friday when Israeli troops fired tear gas to disperse anti-wall protesters in a village near Ramallah.

Following the death of Rachman, Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa Barghouti called for an international campaign to pressure Tel Aviv to stop using tear gas against civilians.

Barghouti asked the doctors to document "the crimes committed by Israel" and pursue international legal action......"

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