Palestinian demonstrator dies after choking on tear gas

[ 01/01/2011 – 10:55 AM ]

 

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– A Palestinian woman from the west Ramallah village of Bil’in died Saturday after inhaling tear gas fired at her when Israeli troops suppressed a peaceful anti-separation wall demonstration in the village.

Jawaher Abu Rahma sustained breathing difficulties while demonstrating in the weekly march and was later admitted to the hospital after losing consciousness. She was pronounced dead Saturday morning.

The victim is sister of Bassem Abu Rahma who was killed under similar circumstances two years back while demonstrating in the weekly march held in the village to push for the removal of the racist, separation wall, which was ruled illegal by the international court of justice.

Four more Palestinians were injured, one of them critically, dozens suffered breathing problems, and a journalist was apprehended in the aftermath of the Bil’in anti-wall march held on Friday.

Palestinian demonstrator dies after choking on tear gas.

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