Conflicts & War

Two Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces during funeral

Jerusalem, Jun 6 (EFE).- Two Palestinians were wounded Tuesday after clashes with Israeli forces at a funeral in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian media reported.

Violence unfolded in Nabi Saleh village, near Ramallah, as Palestinians were burying a three-year-old boy, who died on Monday after being shot by the Israeli military last week.

Mohamed Haitham al-Tamimi was riding in a car with his father when they were caught in an exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh.

During Tuesday’s clashes, Israeli soldiers shot a young man in the foot and hit another with a rubber-coated bullet in the face, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

Dozens of Palestinians have also suffered suffocation after Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades at village residents, according to Wafa.

The Israeli army told Efe it was “aware of the situation” but offered no further details.

Hundreds of people attended the boy’s funeral, who had been in critical condition until he was declared dead on Monday.

The boy and his father were accidentally shot by Israeli soldiers while they were driving during gunfire near the Israeli settlement of Neveh Tzuf, a military spokesman confirmed to Efe.

The Israel-Palestine situation has been tense for months, with regular Israeli incursions into the West Bank, assaults by Jewish settlers and attacks by Palestinians against Israelis.

So far this year, 122 Palestinians have been killed, with the deceased usually consisting of militiamen involved in violent clashes with Israeli troops, but also many civilians, including 21 minors.

On the Israeli side, 20 people have been killed, mostly settlers, including three minors. EFE


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