The situation between Israelis and Palestinians is so tense that even a mere metal detector can ignite protests, which then end up being dispersed by tear gas. That is what happened in the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday.
Teachers and students refused to go through metal detectors at a checkpoint on their way to their school, citing health concerns. Protesters claim that the Israeli military forced them to go through, triggering clashes on Sunday.
The Israeli military then used tear gas to disperse dozens of Palestinian protesters. However, a source in the Israeli army said military officials did not know what caused the clashes in the West Bank’s largest Palestinian city, reports AP.