AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Violent clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers, on Thursday afternoon, in the district of Bab al-Zawya in he center of al-Khalil city (southern the West Bank) following the funeral of martyr Muhammad Salaymeh.
According to local sources; dozens of Palestinians were taken to hospitals in the city after being wounded by live and rubber bullets and tear gas grenades.
Medical sources in the city reported that more than forty Palestinians were transferred to the hospitals to receive treatment for injuries ranging from minor to medium.
Thousands of Palestinians from the city’s residents participated in the funeral of martyr Salaymeh, a 17-year-old who was shot dead by the Israeli troops in the city.
The funeral started from the Ansar mosque to the cemetery of martyrs, with the participation of Dr. Aziz Dweik, MPs for the Change and Reform bloc and for Hamas movement, tribal and factional figures and members of Hamas, who were raising Palestinian flags and chanting slogans demanding the al-Qassam brigades to respond to the crimes of the occupation.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old Palestinian teenager, Nasser Mohammad Wasfi Al-Sharabati, was hit by live fire from Israeli forces during the overnight clashes.
According to eyewitnesses, the young man Sharbati was wounded by two bullets fired by an Israeli soldier, one of which in the chest.
He was taken to the Ahli Hospital in al-Khalil, and is still in intensive care, while medics said he was in a serious condition.