Clashes erupt in Hebron after funeral

Israeli troops used live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas to disperse angry mourners, leaving scores of Palestinians suffering gas inhalation.

Clashes erupt in Hebron after funeral

World Bulletin / News Desk

Clashes broke out on Friday in the city of Al-Khalil (Hebron) between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youths angered by Israel's killing of a local man.

Thousands of mourners in Al-Khalil bid farewell to Anas Fouad al-Atrash, 23, killed by Israeli soldiers early on Friday at Bethlehem's "Container" checkpoint.

The Israeli army claimed the young man had tried to stab a soldier manning the checkpoint, prompting Israeli troops to shoot him to death.

Following the funeral, eyewitnesses said, violence erupted between stone-throwing Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers.

Israeli troops used live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas to disperse angry mourners, leaving scores of Palestinians suffering gas inhalation.

A journalist was also injured in the foot by a rubber bullet, witnesses said.

Clashes were also reported outside Israel's Ofer Prison in western Ramallah after Palestinian youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli troops.

Last Mod: 08 Kasım 2013, 17:24
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