Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Thousands attend funeral for Ramallah man killed Tuesday


RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Thousands of mourners on Wednesday participated in the funeral of a man shot dead a day earlier by Israeli forces near Ramallah.

Muhammad Assi, 28, from Beit Liqya was killed Tuesday when Israeli soldiers stormed an area between the West Bank villages of Bilin and Kufr Nemeh, sparking a gunfight which ended at a cave, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.

The funeral procession started at the Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah and Assi was then transferred to Beit Liqya where he was wrapped in Palestinian Islamic Jihad flags.

Dozens of cars followed the procession and thousands of people carried the body while chanting slogans calling for revenge and resistance against Israel's occupation.

Mourners also chanted for an end to negotiations with Israel. more

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