Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Thousands attend funeral of man killed by Israeli army


HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Clashes broke out between Israeli forces and mourners on Wednesday at the funeral of Mahmoud al-Teiti, who was shot dead by an Israeli soldier in a refugee camp near Hebron a day earlier.

Al-Teiti, a 25-year-old journalism student, died in Abu al-Hasan al-Qasim Hospital in Yatta on Tuesday. Medics said he had been shot in the head by an expanding "dum dum" bullet during an Israeli military raid on al-Fawwar camp.

PLC members, faction leaders and the governor of Hebron attended the funeral.

Mourners marched through the camp carrying al-Teiti's body, and called on national and Islamic factions to respond to the killing. Al-Teiti was buried in a cemetery in the camp.

At the entrance to al-Fawwar, Palestinians threw stones and empty bottles at soldiers, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets. Four people were injured by rubber bullets.

An Israeli military spokesman told Ma'an that forces fired "riot dispersal means" at Palestinians who threw rocks at soldiers. more

Young Palestinian shot dead by Israeli troops near Hebron


HEBRON (Ma’an) – A young Palestinian man was shot dead Tuesday evening by Israeli forces during clashes in al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron.

Medical sources at Abu al-Hasan al-Qasim Hospital in Yatta confirmed that 25-year-old Mahmoud Adel Faris al-Teiti was brought to hospital with head injury.

They explained that he was shot by expanding "dum dum" bullets.

Two other young men were shot and injured by live ammunition, while six young men were hit by rubber-coated bullets.

Mahmoud Shadafan was hit in the stomach and 25-year-old Rami al-Krunz, in the foot, Red Crescent official Nasser Qabaja told Ma'an.

Al-Krunz was evacuated to Abu al-Hasan al-Qasim Hospital, while Shadafan was taken to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron.

Clashes erupted when Israeli forces raided the camp. Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition and tear gas after local youths threw stones at them, Qabaja said. more