Palestinians clash with IDF at W. Bank funerals

As thousands gather for funeral of Palestinian prisoner Abu Hamdiyeh in Hebron, protesters hurl rocks at security forces, police; funerals of two Palestinian youths shot by live IDF fire held in their home village near Tulkarm.

April 4, 2013 16:47
Palestinian rioters in Hebron, April 4, 2014.

Palestinian rioters in Hebron 370. (photo credit: TOVAH LAZAROFF)


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Violence broke out in several spots across the West Bank on Thursday, as Palestinians buried three men they considered national heroes – two teenagers from Tulkarm and a security prisoner from Hebron.

The IDF killed Amer Nassar, 17, and Naji Balbisi, 18, using live fire, when the two attacked a military guard post outside Tulkarm late on Wednesday night.

The bodies of the two young men were carried on gurneys through the streets of their home village of Anabta on Thursday morning to chants about “martyrdom.”

In Hebron, 15,000 Palestinians marched through the streets with the body of Maissara Abu Hamdiyeh, 63, who died of esophageal cancer in an Israeli prison on Tuesday.

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