Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli troops
Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 01:05
Nov. 29 - Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers clash in the West Bank following the funeral of a protester who died from injuries sustained during similar clashes weeks ago. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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Dozens of Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli troops at the Qalandiya checkpoint and in the city of Hebron in the West Bank on Friday after the funeral procession for 24-year-old Mahmoud Awwad.
Awwad died overnight after sustaining a bullet wound to the head on August 26 when an Israeli army raided the Qalandiya refugee camp. Three Palestinian men from the camp were shot and killed during the raid.
Medical officials said that he had been receiving treatment in an Israeli hospital after falling into a coma.
Israeli border police said they entered the camp, near Jerusalem, to arrest a man and were confronted by a crowd throwing fire bombs and rocks.
Israeli troops often enter Palestinian-controlled territory to detain people suspected of planning attacks, usually conducting the raids during darkness to minimize confrontation.
During clashes in Qalandiya and in the West Bank city of Hebron, two main flashpoints of violence, Palestinian youths threw stones and burnt tyres while the Israeli army fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.
Violence in the West Bank has worsened since the beginning of 2013.
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