Days of Palestine – Tulkarm
A Palestinian worker died on Sunday morning due to a heart attack resulting from the inhalation of toxic teargas fired by Israeli occupation soldiers at him near the village of Far'oun, south of Tulkarm city in the occupied West Bank.
The victim was identified as 48-year-old Fuaad Jawdah from Iraq al-Taya village in the east of Nablus.
According to eyewitnesses, Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters at dozens of Palestinian workers who were on their way to their workplaces inside Israel, as they tried to cross a gate in the Israeli segregation barrier near the village.
The man reportedly died from a heart attack shortly after inhaling the toxic gas. His body was moved to a hospital in Nablus, ahead of his funeral in his hometown of Iraq al-Tayeh.
Joudeh's brother said his brother had not suffered any disease prior to the deadly incident, which proves that the excessive use of teargas by the occupation forces was behind the sudden heart attack that killed the 48-year-old Palestinian man, adding that Fouad is married and the father of 4 children, the eldest of whom is 10 years old.