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Medics: Palestinian dies after inhaling Israeli tear gas
Published Tuesday 27/05/2014 (updated) 28/05/2014 21:32
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A woman covers her eyes after Israeli forces fire tear gas near
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man died Tuesday after suffering from excessive tear gas inhalation days before, medical sources said.

Samih Wahish, a 64-year-old physician from Abu Dis, was pronounced dead early Tuesday in al-Maqasid hospital in Jerusalem.

Dr. Abdullah Abu Hilal told Ma'an that Wahish was in his house on Friday when Israeli troops showered the area with tear gas during clashes with Palestinians.

He suffered from "serious asphyxia," but was unable to leave the house due to the clashes, Dr. Abu Hilal said.

On Saturday, Wahish was having difficulty breathing and was taken to a medical center in Abu Dis. The next day he was transferred to al-Maqasid hospital's ICU, where he was pronounced dead Tuesday.

Wahish had a history of lung disease in the past, Dr. Abu Hilal added.

In April, medics said an elderly Palestinian woman from Aida refugee camp died after inhaling tear gas during clashes.

A similar incident was reported in January, when an 85-year-old Palestinian man died in his own home after breathing in tear gas fired by Israeli security forces near Nablus.

Young children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems are particularly susceptible to the effects of tear gas, which can be potentially fatal.

Israeli forces often fire excessive amounts of tear gas in civilian areas while dispersing demonstrations.
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1 ) Reason & / Responsibility
27/05/2014 18:15
-1- Young "children, the elderly, & those particularly susceptible to the effects of tear gas" should reasonably be prevented from taking part in the clashes or riots, and
-2- those Responsible for riots should halt when ever they are forced to clash in their own civilian areas, so as to protect their own young children, the elderly, and those susceptible to tear gas !!



2 ) jesse / usa
27/05/2014 20:00
" Young children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems are particularly susceptible to the effects of tear gas, which can be potentially fatal". then why are they at the protests??

3 ) Ben Alofs / UK/Netherlands
27/05/2014 20:32
The reckless use of 'tear gas' as a riot control agent by Israeli forces can kill. In higher concentrations as in the above case it becomes an agent of chemical warfare and it will kill those people (the elderly, the young and those with vulnerable airways), who are unable to escape. I have a list of over 100 hundred Palestinians killed by gas during the first Intifada. Not long ago another Palestinian died after exposure to high amounts of 'tear gas'. It is all down to reckless use.

4 ) Outlier / USA
27/05/2014 21:04
Note to Ma'an editors: That last sentence crossed the line between reporting and opinion.

5 ) John in America / USA
28/05/2014 17:11
Good article, but some seriously weird comments here. I am glad to have roamed the West Bank for two weeks in March. I saw truly excessive tear gassing on two occasions--once the IDF unleashed it right in the center of Hebron, on school children! I am wondering if "Reason / Responsibility" has done the reasonable thing of going to the West Bank to see things her/himself, or if he/she is doing the irresponsible thing of commenting in ignorance.

6 ) Rami / Palestine
01/06/2014 15:38
#1 Wow, look at you blaming the victims. Who is really responsible? The one who fired the tear gas or the one who opened his nostrils and inhaled it?
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