World Bulletin / News Desk
Scores of Palestinians suffered temporary asphyxiation due to teargas used by Israeli forces to quell Tuesday clashes near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Israeli forces used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse scores of stone-throwing Palestinians, according to eyewitnesses.
Tensions have run high in the West Bank and Jerusalem since Israel began its latest onslaught on the blockaded Gaza Strip in early July.
At least 2139 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed – and nearly 11,000 injured – in relentless Israeli attacks since July 7, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Thousands of homes across the beleaguered enclave, meanwhile, have been partially or completely destroyed.
Over the same period, at least 68 Israelis – 64 soldiers and four civilians – have been killed, according to Israeli figures.
The number of Palestinian fatalities from Israel's current offensive has now surpassed the combined death toll from two previous operations against Gaza, including Israel's "Operation Cast Lead" in 2008/09 in which at least 1500 Palestinians were killed over a three-week period.Last Mod: 26 Ağustos 2014, 16:41