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Elderly Palestinian man dies after alleged tear gas inhalation

An elderly Palestinian woman mourns Said Jasir, an 85-year-old man who died after inhaling tear gas shot by Israeli soldiers. (photo: Activestills)

Hundreds of Palestinians took part in a funeral march today for Said Jasir, an 85-year-old man from the West Bank village of Kfar Qaddum.

According to Palestnian medical sources, Jasir died after the Israeli army shot tear gas into his house during a protest in the village on New Year’s Day. After inhaling tear gas, Jasir was evacuated to the hospital in Nablus, were he died a few hours later.

After the funeral, youth from the village marched to the area near the settlement of Kedumim, and clashed with the Israeli army.

Palestinians from the village of Qadum carry the body of Said Jasir, who died after inhaling tear gas shot by Israeli soldiers. (Activestills)

Palestinian youths look on as the body of Said Jasir is carried throughout the West Bank village of Qadum. The 85-year-old died after inhaling tear gas shot by Israeli soldiers. (photo: Activestills)

 

Palestinian youth clash with Israeli soldiers after the funeral of Said Jasir. Jasir died after inhaling tear gas shot into his home by Israeli soldiers. (photo: Activestills)

 

Palestinian youth clash with Israeli soldiers after the funeral of Said Jasir. Jasir died after inhaling tear gas shot into his home by Israeli soldiers. (photo: Activestills)

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    1. Once, in the New York City, a friend (who lives in the city) and I were approached by a begger. My friend said no, never looking directly at the man. I said no too, but looked into his eyes. He shook, his face taking on rage, then walked off. My friend said “never look at them.” This chasm of life is not to become thereby so overt.

      Can I look into the eyes of those mourning, or those young boys to men traveling the funeral? Or will that induce rage, another mark of the chasm endured everyday?

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