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Clashes near Ni’lin as Israeli forces halt funeral procession of slain protester

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on June 7, 2009

Clashes erupted as the funeral procession for the Ni’in man killed by Israeli forces Friday were prevented from reaching the burial grounds in the village on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of mourners including several Palestinian leaders, clergy and political activists, left the Ramallah hospital with Yosef A’qel Srur’s body and took to the streets to accompany the man, shot in the chest with a live bullet by Israeli soldiers, to his grave.

The procession chanted slogans affirming their belief in non-violent resistance and dedication to the struggle against the wall.

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