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Hundreds march at funeral for Jenin man killed by Israel

June 10, 2015 4:35 P.M. (Updated: June 11, 2015 11:10 A.M.)
JENIN (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of mourners marched at the funeral of Izz al-Din Bani Gharra, 21, in Jenin on Wednesday after he was shot and killed overnight during an Israeli arrest raid.

Mourners set off from the Sheikh Zayid Bin Sultan mosque of the Jenin refugee camp where he was shot, and marched through the city demanding justice for his killing.

"I lost everything after Izz was killed, it was a shock, my son Izz loves life and he loves Palestine. Israel killed him in cold blood," Bani Gharra’s mother told Ma'an.

She heard the sound of gunfire shortly before relatives told her that her son had been killed.

Fayiza saleh, the aunt of Bani Gharra, said that Izz al-Din, loved life and that his death was part of Israel's policy of targeting youths in the camp.

Atta Abu Irmeileh, a member of the Fatah movement in Jenin, said that Bani Gharra's death reflects the Israel army's policy towards all Palestinians.

Gharra is the twelfth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza since the start of 2015, according to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, with over 900 injured, not including injuries resulting from settler violence.
Search and arrest raids are regular practice by Israeli forces, who have conducted a weekly average of 86 raids this year, up from 75 a week in 2014, according to a May report by the UN Special Coordinator (UNSCO).

Such raids often result in what rights groups argue is excessive use of force by Israeli soldiers against locals, who often throw rocks and bottles at the forces.

Comments
Tomas / Austria
Israeli troops were in Jenin as part of a predawn operation against suspected militants, when they saw a Palestinian preparing to throw a pipe bomb at them and shot him.
10/06/2015 18:18
Tibi / Tubas
The price for "resistance", by throwing bombs at soldiers is death, and
The price for "resistance", by trying to break the Gaza Blockade, depends upon how activists respond, when Israel's Navy inevitably diverts them !!
10/06/2015 20:14
Tibi / Tubas
Unlike other Hamas militants in Gaza, at least this man did Not cause
the deaths of women and children using them as human-shields !!
10/06/2015 21:47
Edward Laurance / UK
Wouldn't want the truth to get in the way of the latest bit of hasbara, but Izzadeen Gharrah was unarmed. He is the 12th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza this year, with over 900 injured, not including injuries resulting from settler violence.
11/06/2015 15:10
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