by Leo Rennert
On New Year's Eve, a weekly protest at a West Bank Palestinian village against Israel's security barrier turned violent. The barrier was breached in three places and demonstrators hurled stones at Israeli security forces. Israeli troops responded by firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. The next day, Palestinian officials announced that a Palestinian woman was sickened by the tear gas during the demonstration. taken to hospital and died on New Year's Day. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas immediately blamed Israel for a "crime" against the Palestinian people." And the dead woman was turned into a "martyr" for the Palestinian cause.
"BILIN, West Bank -- Clashing narratives over the case of a 36-year-old Palestinian woman who died on Saturday is [sic] fast making her a new symbol of the enduring conflict here, with the Israeli military anonymously casting doubt on Palestinian accounts -- backed by medical documents -- that she died from inhaling tear gas."
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