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54-year-old Palestinian dies from tear gas inhalation in Hebron

Oct. 21, 2015 6:17 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 22, 2015 6:11 P.M.)
Protesters throw stones in Hebron on September 29, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader/File)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A 54-year-old Palestinian died on Wednesday from excessive tear gas inhalation during clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in Hebron, medical sources said.

A doctor in Hebron's government hospital told Ma'an that the Palestinian, identified as Hashem al-Azzeh, had a previous history of cardiac disease.

Locals told Ma'an that he was a resident of the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron, and was at Bab al-Zawiya in central Hebron when he suffered excessive tear gas inhalation.

He was rushed to hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Fierce clashes erupted across Hebron on Wednesday after two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead late on Tuesday after allegedly attempting a stabbing attack at a military checkpoint.

Several Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets during the clashes at Bab al-Zawiya as well as on Tareq Bin Ziyad Street in Hebron, while several others suffered excessive tear gas inhalation.

Meanwhile, in the Dawwara area of Sair in northern Hebron, another Palestinian was reportedly shot and wounded with a live round in the chest during clashes there.

Arnold / Canada
Every day it seems to be a deja vu. A Palestinian stabs an Israeli. The Palestinian is shot dead by security forces.
21/10/2015 20:53
Outsider / EU
Hashem Azzeh was also a noted peace activist and community organiser. The next time someone says, "If only the Palestinians had their Gandhi or MLK..." you know what to say.
22/10/2015 09:44
Brian Cohen / Israel
Allegedly dies from inhalation. Allegedly. Palestinians allegedly shot dead (they may have been killed by their own families). Allegedly were shot with rubber bullets. Inconsistently allegedly written and edited by Maan.
22/10/2015 10:41
Ghandi is dead. Israel killed him.
22/10/2015 17:53
amelie / France
I knew Hashem and I'm sad about his death. It's a shame...we are in 2015 and such things still happen.....
23/10/2015 23:27
Their Day Is Coming / The UN Recognised Nation of Palestine
The Nation of Palestine will reach a point in persecution where the people will say enough is enough, we have nothing left to lose, if we cannot have our lands then no-one will. Israel will then face dirty bomb warfare and an uninhabitable radioactive single state will be testament of their hatred.
24/10/2015 17:52
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