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Clashes erupt during Israeli raid on Hebron-area town

Sept. 15, 2017 1:58 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 15, 2017 5:54 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Several Palestinians suffered from severe tear gas inhalation on Friday morning after clashes erupted in the southern occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar, following an Israeli raid on the area.

Local activist from the Hebron-area town, Muhammad Ayyad Awad, told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided several areas in central Beit Ummar, where they searched a house belonging to Ibrahim Sabri Awad.

The soldiers claimed they were “searching for wanted men.” They also raided a house belonging to Abed al-Qader Muhammad Ikhlayyel, claiming they were searching for weapons.

Israeli forces also raided the houses of Mahmoud Abdullah Awad and Ibrahim Ayyad.

Clashes erupted following the raids, during which time Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition in the air and tear gas at locals, causing several Palestinians to suffer from severe tear gas inhalations.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an they were looking into reports.

Israeli raids into Palestinian Authority-controlled towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Due to the typically aggressive nature of the raids, clashes often erupt between local Palestinian youth who throw stones and are met in response with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear gas, often resulting in serious, sometimes fatal, injuries.

Since the beginning of 2017, the United Nations documented a biweekly average of 85 Israeli military search and arrest operations into the West Bank.

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