HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Clashes broke out between Israeli forces and mourners on Wednesday at the funeral of Mahmoud al-Teiti, who was shot dead by an Israeli soldier in a refugee camp near Hebron a day earlier.
Al-Teiti, a 25-year-old journalism student, died in Abu al-Hasan al-Qasim Hospital in Yatta on Tuesday. Medics said he had been shot in the head by an expanding "dum dum" bullet during an Israeli military raid on al-Fawwar camp.
PLC members, faction leaders and the governor of Hebron attended the funeral.
Mourners marched through the camp carrying al-Teiti's body, and called on national and Islamic factions to respond to the killing. Al-Teiti was buried in a cemetery in the camp.
At the entrance to al-Fawwar, Palestinians threw stones and empty bottles at soldiers, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets. Four people were injured by rubber bullets.
An Israeli military spokesman told Ma'an that forces fired "riot dispersal means" at Palestinians who threw rocks at soldiers.
Senior Fatah official Abbas Zaki said the killing of al-Teiti was a criminal act of complete brutality committed in cold blood.
He called on the international community to hold Israel to account for shooting at unarmed civilians.
The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, vowed to retaliate to "the execution" of al-Teiti,
"Zionists know only the language of blood. Yesterday they fired their machineguns at young people in al-Fawwar refugee camp, and executed Mahmoud al-Teiti at close range," a brigades spokesman said.
"We will work on retaliating to this gruesome crime," he added.
Citing the results of an initial investigation, an Israeli military spokeswoman said the troops had been attacked with fire-bombs on a nearby road and pursued the assailants into al-Fawwar, where they encountered the stone-throwers.
"Feeling a threat to their lives, they (the soldiers) fired toward the assaulters," the spokeswoman said, confirming that a Palestinian was killed in the shooting.