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Mourners bury woman, teen killed by Israeli forces in Bethlehem
Published Wednesday 23/01/2013 (updated) 26/01/2013 10:25
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Palestinian women mourn during the funeral of Lubna Hanash in the
West Bank town of Bethlehem Jan. 23, 2013. Israeli soldiers shot and
killed Hanash, a 21-year-old woman, near Hebron on Wednesday and
wounded another local youth, medics said. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of mourners on Wednesday attended the funerals of a woman and a teenager shot and killed by Israeli forces in Bethlehem.

Lubna Hanash, 22, was shot in the head on Wednesday morning as Israeli soldiers in a civilian car opened fire at a group standing at the entrance to al-Arrub refugee camp south of Bethlehem.

She was buried in the Hussein Ubayyat cemetery on the eastern outskirts of Bethlehem.

Also Wednesday, 15-year-old Salih al-Amarin, from Azza refugee camp, died in hospital after Israeli forces shot him in the head during clashes in Bethlehem on Friday.

Mourners carried the teenager's body from his family home to a cemetery in Aida refugee camp.

Clashes erupted near Aida camp as angry residents threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas canisters at mourners, injuring 10 Palestinians.

Three Palestinians were hospitalized, including one young man who was hit in the face by a rubber-coated bullet, Red Crescent official Abdul-Halim Jaafra said.

Jaafra told Ma'an that another seven people were treated at the scene for injuries.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said around 400 Palestinians rioted and threw rocks and fires at forces "who responded with riot dispersal means."

At least six Palestinians have been fatally shot by Israeli forces in January.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad issued a statement calling for "strong condemnation from the international community" of these shootings, and urged "immediate intervention to compel Israel to desist from these serious attacks on our people."

At the UN Security Council on Wednesday, UN envoy Robert Serry expressed concern at the increased use of live fire by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
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1 ) Aghast / Just Stunned
23/01/2013 22:41
What monsters fire on a funeral procession? What is Netanyahu thinking? These shameful acts have no place in the State of Palestine. Leave, just leave: you have no place here.

2 ) Carol Scheller / Switzerland
24/01/2013 00:20
Much more than concern is needed.

3 ) carine / UK
24/01/2013 03:40
What were Israeli soldiers doing anywhere near the funeral? They don't even allow their victims to be buried with didgnity. An article in Mondoweiss -"In Budrus, grief stings" - is worth reading and shows how callous and grotesque the IOF is.

4 ) kvetcher / Poland
24/01/2013 08:37
The IDF spokesman said she and a Palestinian man had thrown petrol bombs at the soldiers on the Hebron-Etzion Block road on the West Bank Wednesday. The soldiers then opened fire. The woman was killed and the man injured.

5 ) If IDF wanted to shoot Arabs / There would be many
24/01/2013 09:33
casualties the Fact is that IDF does NOT SHOOT INNOCENT PEOPLE

6 ) Reader / EU
24/01/2013 11:21
I don't understand. Aida camp residents can not throw anything at the soldiers, if the soldiers are not inside Palestinian land. There are a huge wall separating Israel from Palestinian land, and the nearest soldiers are inside the watch towers that can not be damaged by stones or whatever homemade Molotov cocktails the Aida camp residents may have. Why don't the soldiers just stay away, and let the people mourn their dead?

7 ) Sherri Munnerlyn / US
24/01/2013 17:25
kvetcher, Why do you believe anything the IDF says? They are the ones who have killed over 522 Palestinian children in the past 5 years, mostly in unlawful targetings. Their job is to ethnically cleanse and attack and kill civilians. Of course they blame their victims who they oppress and whose lands they unlawfully occupy, that is the way of the Occupier! Stop defending Israeli baby killers!

8 ) Whining / from Warsaw
24/01/2013 22:10
The IDF spokesman said the soldiers opened fire on the funeral possession just for insurance. There had been reports that the dead woman had sat up and had given the passing occupation soldiers the evil eye.

9 ) Carlos / usa
30/01/2013 20:27
the list of innocents murdered by IDF. In 1967 israel shot down an Algerian Airliner on its way to Cairo. The israelis knew it was a civilian aircraft and shot it down anyway. 100 civilians died. The nine Turks murdered by israel on the Mavi Marmara were unarmed and using only physical force to resist the israeli pirates. The 120 killed in 2012 assault on Gaza were mostly unarmed civlians. The 1200 Lebanese murdered in 2006 were mostly unarmed civilians. THe 1100 Gazan murdered in 2008 civilians

10 ) Carlos / usa
30/01/2013 20:29
the list of innocent civilians murdered by israel goes on and on. Rachel Corrie. The 33 USN on the USS Liberty. Terry Anderson. The POWs israel captured and executed in 1956 war on Egypt. the Egyptian civilians israel captured during 1956 war on Egypt and executed. Deir Yassin, Sabra and Shatila. The list goes on and on. israel is the leading terrorist country in the world targeting civilians.

11 ) Orthodox Jews Against Zionism / International
13/03/2013 12:17
We send our sincere consolations to our Palestinian brothers and sisters. This is another reason we shall stand firm and strong against the planned forced conscription of True-Jews into the evil, occupying and brainwashing Zionist (-not jewish) army. We call on the world to support us in this hour! http://www.globalresearch.ca/israels-coming-civil-war-the-haredi-jews-versus-secular-zionist-militarism/5323834
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