Scores suffocate following slain Palestinian’s funeral in Jerusalem-district town

Scores today suffocated during confrontations with Israeli soldiers following the funeral of a slain Palestinian in al-Ram town, north of the occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that confrontations broke out with Israeli forces following the funeral procession of Yousef Yahya Muheisen, 22, who was killed by Israeli army gunfire on Thursday.

The soldiers indiscriminately fired concussion grenades and tear gas canisters at the mourners, causing dozens to suffocate.

A video footage that went viral online shows the soldiers attacking journalists and preventing them from covering the confrontations in the town.

Muheisen was shot with a live bullet and taken to the Ramallah Medical Complex, where his condition was reported to be very serious. He later succumbed to his wounds.

Muheisen was the 10th Palestinian killed by Israeli forces Thursday following an aggressive assault on Jenin city and camp, which resulted in the killing of nine Palestinians and left dozens of others injured.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency