VIDEO: Palestinians Attend Mass Funeral for Man Shot Dead by Israeli Forces

Fri Jan 15, 2016 18:53:57

Hundreds of Palestinians have attended the funeral for a man who was shot dead by Israeli forces near the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil.

On Friday, hundreds of Palestinians attended the funeral of Mouayyad Jabareen, which reportedly turned into a defiant mass march.

Israeli forces on Thursday shot and killed Jabareen near the Beit Einun junction northeast of the city of al-Khalil over alleged stabbing attempts.

Reports said no Israeli troops sustained injuries in the alleged attack.

The Beit Einun junction has been the site of the deaths of at least four Palestinians this month.

"All the people are afraid about their sons, not only myself. Because it (killing them) is on purpose. They throw vegetable knives near him to say that he was coming to kill them, but he doesn't want to kill them. He just wants to live, the people (Palestinians) love life," Um Ibrahim, a relative of the dead Palestinian said during the Friday funeral.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian was also killed by Israeli forces in al-Barij refugee camp in the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

On Thursday, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian north of the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank after he allegedly tried to carry out a stabbing attack.

Nearly 160 Palestinians have been killed since violence escalated in the occupied Palestinian territories last October.

Tensions have been running high in the West Bank since Israel’s imposition in August 2015 of restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam.

The restrictions have enraged Palestinians, who are also angry at growing violence by Israeli settlers frequently storming the al-Aqsa Mosque. They say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the compound.

Ismail Haniyeh, a senior leader of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has recently stressed that the Palestinian nation would continue the ongoing Intifada (uprising) against the Tel Aviv regime until all of its objectives are achieved; Press TV reported.


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