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How Israel's use of skunk water is damaging Palestinian health and economy

Kamal Abu Qwaider is one of a number of businessmen who set up shop around the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, one of the oldest and most important heritage sites in the ancient city and a popular gathering place for residents.

In the past the area was a key location for sellers hoping to attract locals and tourists to buy their wares. Recently, however, it has become more and more difficult for them to shift their products owing to the Israeli police's decision to use a noxious substance known as "skunk water" to disperse gatherings by Palestinians.

“I destroy commodities on a daily basis due to skunk water. Many other merchants, especially those selling food stuff, do the same," said Abu Qwaider, a trestle table peddler.

Abu Qwaider’s plight isn’t limited to economic losses alone.

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