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Israeli settlers open fire at mourners in Ramallah, 1 hurt

June 22, 2014 7:20 A.M. (Updated: June 23, 2014 3:25 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers on Sunday opened fire at Palestinians in al-Bireh near Ramallah as they gathered for the funeral of a man killed by Israeli forces earlier that day, a Ma'an reporter said.

After the funeral procession of Muhammad Tarifi in the Jabal al-Tawil neighborhood, settlers from the Psagot settlement opened fire at mourners, injuring one of them.

When Israeli forces arrived at the scene, clashes broke out as Palestinians hurled rocks at settlers and soldiers.

Soldiers fired stun grenades, tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, and live fire at Palestinians.

The Palestinians then retreated into al-Bireh's Jabal al-Tawil and al-Jinan neighborhoods.

An Israeli military spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Tarif was found dead on the roof of a commercial building in Ramallah early Sunday and an autopsy showed that the victim died of a bullet fired from an M16 assault rifle, used by Israeli forces.

Israeli soldiers were in the area at the time and clashed with Palestinians amid a number of home raids and detentions.

Tarif was the fifth Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in the last week, as they continue a massive military campaign in the West Bank in search of three missing Israeli teenagers.

Although Israeli authorities have claimed the youths were kidnapped by Hamas from the Jewish-only settlement of Gush Etzion near Bethlehem, Hamas has denied the charges.

In the 10 days since, Israeli forces have arrested over 400 Palestinians, the majority associated with Hamas, and raided more than 1,000 locations across the West Bank, vowing to "crush" Hamas.

Ma'an News Agency
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