Palestinian woman dies of inhaling Israeli tear gas


A Palestinian woman has died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian officials said that Noha Qatamesh, 40, died in a hospital in the town of Bethlehem on Monday.

According to medical sources, the victim’s respiratory system failed after Israeli forces fired tear gas into and around her home at Aida refugee camp.

Local sources said that Israeli forces have carried out several attacks in the camp over the past few days, firing tear gas into homes and streets.

Israeli troops also shot and critically injured a 20-year-old man as they stormed the camp on Sunday.

The West Bank has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967. There are hundreds of checkpoints in the West Bank, which have made life difficult for the Palestinians.

Earlier this month, Palestinian Authority Minister of Social Affairs Kamal al-Sharafi said Israeli forces have killed 1,520 Palestinian children and wounded 6,000 more over the past fourteen years.

On March 22, Israeli troops killed three Palestinians in a nighttime attack in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

On March 10, a Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces at the border crossing between West Bank and Jordan.

Israeli forces on February 28 also attacked thousands of Palestinians mourning the death of a man killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Birzeit. Five people were injured in the attack.