A Palestinian man has died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
According to medical sources on Tuesday, the Palestinian man identified as Samih Wahish, died in al-Maqasid hospital in the East al-Quds (Jerusalem), Ma’an news agency reported.
The 64-year-old man, who was a physician, had reportedly been suffering from “serious asphyxia” since Friday, when Israeli regime forces fired tired gas during clashes with Palestinians in the town of Abu Dis, located in the southeast of the East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Israeli troops frequently attack Palestinian protesters with tear gas and stun grenades. Scores of Palestinians, including children, have been killed due to tear gas inhalation.
On April 14, a Palestinian woman identified as Noha Qatamesh died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops into and around her home at Aida refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli military also raids Palestinian houses in the West Bank on a regular basis to arrest activists and civilians – mostly without any charges.
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 Palestinians.