Gaza Strip

Israeli army says tear gas, not beating, killed Palestinian

An initial inquiry suggests that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation, the Israeli military said Friday, ahead of a planned autopsy. Meanwhile, Palestinians continued to clash with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and along the Gaza Strip border.

The incident under investigation by the military took place early Thursday during a raid in the West Bank town of Jericho.

In a security camera video, several soldiers are seen kicking and beating the man with rifles while he is on the ground. The army said soldiers used force to subdue him after he tried to attack them with an iron bar and grab a gun. It added that a...

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