Scrolling news:

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza

Palestine: Two Palestinians killed as tens of thousands protest Israeli assault across West Bank

Palestine: Amid Gaza ceasefire calm, at least 40 dead bodies are found

Palestine: Entire 20 members of one family in Gaza killed prior to ceasefire, as death toll tops 940

Palestine: Seventeen killed in early morning hours of Friday

Palestine: Israeli forces invade Azzun in W Bank, use Palestinian civilians as human shields

Palestine: 931 Palestinians from Jerusalem & inside Israel taken captive in 3 Weeks

Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance

Palestine: Civilian casualties continue to rise; 15 killed Thursday night

Palestine: Israeli attacks in Gaza kill 20 on Thurs afternoon

Palestine: Twelve Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli army in Hebron, Nablus

Palestine: 33 Palestinians killed in pre-dawn Israeli attacks in Gaza

Palestine: List of 714 Palestinians killed between July 8 and July 24

Palestine: Toddler ‘killed in ICU’ as Israel bombs Gaza City hospital

Palestine: Two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in protest march near Ramallah, W Bank

Palestine: Dozens feared dead as Israel shells UN shelter in Beit Hanoun

Iraq: UN Secretary-General meets Ayatullah Al-Sistani for the first time in Najaf

Pakistan: Allama Talib Jauhri’s son-in-law shot dead in Karachi

Palestine: 73 Palestinians killed on Wed in Gaza, total death toll at 695

Palestine: 21 Palestinians killed in early dawn strikes in Gaza

Palestine: 85-year-old Palestinian suffocates to death from Israeli tear gas

3rd Jan 2014

Sa’id Jasser Ali Before He Died - Posted By His Son On Facebook
[Sa’id Jasser Ali before he died - Posted by his son on Facebook]

 

An 85-year old Palestinian died on Thursday after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces to attack local protesters landed in his home in the West Bank, local eyewitnesses told Reuters.

He is the first Palestinian casualty of the conflict with Israel in 2014 following a violent clash with soldiers on the outskirts of the village of Kufr Qaddoum near Nablus in the northern West Bank.

An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment but was checking for details of the clash.

Youths in the village were on Wednesday celebrating the 49th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, the party of Palestinian President Mahmmoud Abbas, when occupation forces crashed the celebration.

Villagers told Reuters the soldiers fired dozens of tear gas canisters at them, one of which entered Sa’id Jaser Ali’s home. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died early on Thursday.

Ali’s death comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to return to the region on Thursday to aid the so-called peace talks between the Israelis and the western-backed Palestinian Authority.

The negotiations have made no outward progress, and Palestinian officials have repeatedly threatened to take Israel before the International Criminal Court for illegal settlement expansion and killing civilians.

Violence in the West Bank has increased in recent months, and at least 19 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed in the occupied territory since the negotiations got under way after a three-year break.

Human rights group B’Tselem, which monitors the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said that the number of killings in the West Bank in 2013 had jumped three-fold over the previous year.

(Reuters, Al-Akhbar)

 

http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/85-year-old-palestinian-suffocates-death-israeli-tear-gas

Leave a Comment

What is 3 + 15 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


Latest Tweets

The Muslim News

awards

Awards for Excellence

Read more