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Military and Security Forces: 1st January, 2011

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Jawahar Abu Rahmah, a Palestinian woman residing in Bil’in, died this morning, after being brought to a Ramallah hospital in critical condition. Abu Rahmah suffocated as a result of inhaling tear gas used by IDF forces to disperse the demonstration against the separation fence which took place yesterday. Demonstrators later said the soldiers fired large amounts of “particularly hot” tear gas. (Hebrew)

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January 1st, 2011 at 11:31 am