Medical sources have reported, Monday, that eight Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, during clashes with soldiers invading Qotna village, northwest of Jerusalem, following the funeral procession of two young slain Palestinians.The clashes took place following the funeral ceremony of Mohammad Shamasna, 23, and Omar al-Faqeeh, 25.
Shamasna was killed in occupied Jerusalem on October 13, after the army claimed he “attempted to snatch a weapon from an Israeli soldier.”
Al-Faqeeh, was killed on October 17, after the army alleged he ‘attempted to stab a soldier’ in the Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem.
The Israeli army refused to transfer the remains of the two slain Palestinians, until Monday, November 2.
Besides the eight who were shot with live rounds, dozens of residents were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, and due to the effects of tear gas inhalation
Extensive clashes also took place close to the ‘Radar’ illegal Israeli colonialist outpost, built on privately-own Palestinian lands belonging to the villagers.
Thousands of Palestinians participated in the funeral ceremony and procession, starting from Hamza Mosque heading towards the village’s graveyard.