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19-year-old Palestinian killed by Israeli forces laid to rest in Urif village

March 12, 2018 12:16 P.M. (Updated: March 13, 2018 10:46 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of Palestinians marched on Sunday in the funeral of 19-year-old Omair Shehada, who was killed by Israeli forces in the northern occupied West Bank village of Urif on Saturday evening.

Shehada was shot in the chest by Israeli forces during clashes in the Nablus-area village, after settlers from the notoriously violent Yitzhar settlement attacked the residents of Urif.

Shehada’s body was briefly held by Israeli forces at the Huwwara military checkpoint south of Nablus before Palestinian medics were allowed to take him and transfer him to the Rafidiya Governmental Hospital in Nablus city.

On Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians took part in Shehada’s funeral, which set off from the hospital towards Urif.

Mourners waved Palestinian flags and chanted national slogans calling for increased resistance against settlement activity and Israeli settlers, whom they accuse of being responsible for the teenager’s killing.

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