Palestine: Thousands of mourn 2 Palestinians killed in West Bank

By Awad Rajoub


RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): Thousands of Palestinians on Sunday bid farewell to two men killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank.

Mourners participated in the funeral procession for Rabi Arafah Rabi, 32, in the city of Qalqilya, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter at the scene.

Rabi died Saturday from wounds he sustained from Israeli bullet to the head at a military checkpoint in the city, according to the Ministry of Health.

Thousands also took part in the funeral procession for Tamer al-Kilani in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Palestinian group calling itself “Lions’ Den” has blamed Israel for al-Kilani’s death, saying he was killed in the explosion of a bomb planted by Israel.

There was no comment from Israeli authorities on the accusation. However, a report by Israel’s Channel 12 stated that the method of assassination is that of the Israeli Security Agency – Shabak, The Israeli report also revealed that Israel’s military leadership believes that there is a need for more assassinations, especially in Nablus.

Israel blames the “Lions’ Den” group for a number of attacks against Israeli targets.

According to the United Nations, more than 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the start of the year, the heaviest toll in the occupied West Bank for nearly seven years.

*Ikram Imane Kouachi contributed to this report.

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[Photo: Funeral ceremony for Tamer Al-Kilani in Nablus, West Bank on October 23, 2022. Israeli forces have been blamed for the assassination. Photojournalist :Nedal Eshtayah/AA]

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