Palestinian funeral turns into defiant march

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Hundreds of Palestinians march in the West Bank for the funeral of a Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops in an alleged stabbing attack near Hebron. Rough Cut – Subtitled (no reporter narration).

Palestinian funeral turns into defiant march


Friday’s (January 15) funeral of Palestinian Mouayyad Jabareen, killed by Israeli troops in an alleged stabbing on Thursday (January 14) turned into a defiant mass march in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Jabareen is said to have attempted to stab an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank . He was shot dead by a military patrol, the army said.

The incident took place at Beit Anun junction, near the town of Hebron, a main flashpoint in the recent violence.

“All the people are afraid about their sons, not only myself. Because it (killing them) is on purpose,” said a relative of dead Palestinian, Um Ibrahim.

Since Oct. 1 Israeli forces or armed civilians have killed at least 145. Israel says 93 of these were assailants, while most of the others died in clashes with Israeli security forces.

In the same period, Palestinian stabbings, car-rammings and gun attacks have killed 24 Israelis and a U.S. citizen.

The wave of bloodshed has raised fears of wider escalation, a decade after the last Palestinian uprising subsided.

The surge in violence has been fuelled by the 2014 collapse of U.S.-sponsored peace talks, the growth of Jewish settlements on land Palestinians want for a state and Islamist calls for the destruction of Israel, analysts say.

Also stoking the violence has been Muslim opposition to increased Israeli visits to Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque complex, which is the third holiest site in Islam and is also revered in Judaism as the location of two biblical temples.

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