Palestinian rioters in Hebron 370.
(photo credit: TOVAH LAZAROFF)
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.
Throughout the day, Palestinians expressed their anger at Israel and the IDF by throwing stones, burning tires and in some cases lobbing firebombs at soldiers and IDF guard posts.
15,000 Palestinians marched through the streets of Hebron with the body of Maissara Abu Hamdiyeh, 63, who died of esophageal cancer in an Israeli prison on Tuesday.
An army source downplayed the day’s events, saying the incidents of violence were not extraordinary, and that out of 15,000 mourners who had arrived at the funeral in Hebron, only dozens had taken part in disturbances.