Border Guard officer in Naalin
Photo: AP

More injured in Naalin riots

Palestinian youth shot in head when riots erupt after funeral of boy killed in anti-fence protest; youth declared brain-dead by Ramallah doctors. IDF investigating

Barely a day after 11-year old Ahmed Moussa was killed in Naalin, Palestinian sources reported an 18-year old Palestinian youth was seriously injured by IDF fire in the West Bank village, during a confrontation between residents of the area and Israeli security forces. The IDF said it was investigating the report.


Directly following Moussa's funeral, who was reportedly killed by a Border Guard officer on Tuesday, violent riots began to break out in the village, on territory intended for the construction of the separation fence.


A number of Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets. One of them was shot in the head and evacuated to a Ramallah hospital, where doctors declared him brain dead.


Protestors throw stones in Naalin riot. (Photo: AP)


The IDF stated it would investigate the incident, and claimed that a violent protest had taken place in the village, which included stones thrown at security forces. Three Border Guard officers were wounded by the stone-throwers and treated on the scene.


Thousands of Palestinians and Israeli and international peace activists took part in Moussa's funeral Wednesday afternoon. Village residents and the Naalin anti-fence committee announced that they would continue to battle the construction of the separation fence, claiming it would rob the residents of acres of property.


Efrat Weiss contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 07.30.08, 22:37
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