Palestinians in Beit Sira village, in the central West Bank, Friday, staged a demonstration calling for the immediate release of the bodies of the 2 slain Palestinian young men, killed by Israeli forces on Monday, March 4, 2019.

The bodies of Amir Mahmoud Jumaa Darraj, 20, and Youssef Raed Mahmoud Anqawi, 20, have been withheld by the occupation authorities, in what prisoners’ rights group Addameer describes as a “form of collective punishment” against innocent Palestinians, that “adds to the severe grief and trauma of families of the deceased.”

Local sources told Maan that 5 Palestinians were injured, one critically, during the ensuing clashes, unarmed youth hurled rocks at Israeli forces, who showered the protesters with live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear-gas bombs, and sound grenades at the crowd to suppress the march.

In related news, Israeli forces shot 3 Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused dozens more to suffocate from tear gas exposure, in the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum, Friday.