Many Palestinians Wounded After Israeli Soldiers Attacked Funeral In Hebron

18:00 Mar 4 2023 Beit Ummar (بيت اُمّر )

Many Palestinians Wounded After Israeli Soldiers Attacked Funeral In Hebron
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by IMEMC News
March 5, 2023

On Saturday evening, Israeli soldiers attacked a funeral in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, wounding several Palestinians.

Local sources said the Palestinian mourners were trying to reach the local cemetery at the entrance of the town, but the soldiers closed the street and started forcing them to leave by firing live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at them.

The attacks led to protests before the army fired more live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the Palestinians and invaded homes before occupying their rooftop.

Medical sources said one Palestinian suffered shrapnel wounds to the leg, and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The attack against the funeral is part of numerous similar violations by soldiers, especially when the mourners reach the main entrance of the town to head to the local cemetery.

A similar violation was reported in early January when the soldiers attacked the funeral procession of an elderly Palestinian woman in Beit Ummar.

Also Saturday, the soldiers closed the main entrance of the Al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, after closing the Iron Gate, stopped and searched dozens of cars and interrogated scores of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
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