SALFIT, (PIC)– Several Palestinians choked on tear gas on Saturday afternoon after Israeli occupation troops and settlers rolled into Salfit’s eastern village of Yasuf. Head of the Yasuf village council, Hafed Abeyeh, said several settlers, escorted by occupation troops, stormed the village in an attempt to crack down on the Palestinian civilians and wreak havoc on their homes and properties. Clashes flared up shortly after the assault and culminated in several suffocation cases among the Palestinian protesters after the occupation patrols showered the area with heavy spates of bullet fire and teargas canisters. Eyewitnesses said the Israeli soldiers also sealed off the village entrance with a military checkpoint, where Palestinian vehicles and passengers were provocatively inspected. Clashes further rocked the Jenin-Nablus Street, in the northern occupied West Bank, following an ambush set up by the Israeli occupation soldiers. Three Palestinians were reportedly arrested in the area as they were driving a civilian car. The IOF further chased down and kidnapped an unidentified Palestinian youth at the Dutan checkpoint, in southern Jenin province.
(Source / 28.02.2016)