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Palestinian dies of wounds in Nabi Saleh protest
Published Monday 19/11/2012 (updated) 20/11/2012 15:06
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Rushdi Mahmoud Hassan Al-Tamimi was hit by live fire on Saturday's
protest in Nabi Saleh. (MaanImages/Screenshot)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A 28-year-old Palestinian man died on Monday after he was wounded in clashes with Israeli forces at a protest in the West Bank.

Rushdi Mahmoud Hassan al-Tamimi was hit by live fire in the stomach and thigh during a Gaza solidarity demonstration in Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, on Saturday, the village's popular committee said.

Al-Tamimi was taken to the Palestine medical complex in Ramallah with internal bleeding. A doctor in the hospital confirmed he had died on Monday evening.

The committee said al-Tamimi was left on the ground after he was shot at close range, and Israeli forces threatened citizens who tried to administer first aid.

The Israeli army said forces used riot dispersal means at an "illegal and violent protest" in Nabi Saleh, and that it was investigating circumstances of the incident. A statement noted that it had not received a formal complaint about al-Tamimi's death.

Al-Tamimi was a Palestinian police officer. His funeral will be held in Nabi Saleh on Tuesday.

After news of his death, a large crowd of Palestinians took to the streets in Ramallah to protest before heading to the hospital to offer condolences.

A Nabi Saleh resident captured the moments after al-Tamimi was shot on film.

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1 ) Chalrie / USA
19/11/2012 20:26
Israel famously "defending itself" once again. Savages.

2 ) Ben Alofs / UK/Netherlands
20/11/2012 02:56
This was a murder. There was no justification to use live ammunition. What about tear gas or rubber coated steel bullits, the usual riot control agents? These are terrorists in army uniforms. Their faces are on camera and the people of Nabi Saleh should bring charges against these criminals. I can't bear the thought that they will escape justice.

3 ) Joan / Eire
20/11/2012 03:43
May this brave young man rest in God's arms in safety, and love. My deep condolences to his family.

4 ) Anna / Canada
20/11/2012 22:28
The israeli occupation murders again. I am very sad and angry that Palestinians get so little support by israel's allies - those Western democracies who preach about international law and pacifism to their victims.

5 ) C. Sense / SA
26/11/2012 07:48
Those who throw stones.... Notice how the filmer (a woman) peacefully films her boys throwing stones at the military. The minute one of the boys is shot the hysterical screaming begins.. What a setup!
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