On Monday, January 24, 2022, a Palestinian citizen was pronounced dead after he inhaled tear gas during an Israeli police raid on Qalandia refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem.
Local sources identified the victim as 57-year-old Fahmi Hamad who died after he was rushed in the morning to a hospital as a result of his suffering from an acute respiratory problem after police forces stormed the camp and embarked on randomly firing tear gas grenades.
Hamad already had chronic health issues and was unable to endure the intensity of the tear gas that was fired by the police near his home, local sources said.
Earlier in the morning, at least two Palestinians were reportedly injured by rubber bullets and another one was arrested during clashes with police forces in Qalandia camp.
Israeli forces deployed in large numbers throughout the area and closed the main entrance to the camp, blocking Palestinian movement in both directions.
357 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire over the past year, including 79 children.