November 2, 2010

Palestinian 20-year-old loses vision after inhaling Israeli tear gas


Ma'an - JERUSALEM – A resident of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem is suffering severe vision problems after inhaling tear gas during recent clashes in the flashpoint neighborhood, a community center said.

The Wadi Hilwa Information Center said Ahmad Al-Juba, 20, gradually lost his vision since the clashes in late September, when Israeli forces used tear gas against protesters. Clashes broke out after a settler security guard shot dead resident Samer Sarhan.

According to the center, Al-Juba was transferred to an Israeli hospital, where it was said his vision was damaged by tear gas.

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