Thousands of Palestinians mourn four killed by Israeli forces near Al-Khalil

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jan 2016

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Mourners march in funeral of 4 Palestinians (Courtesy of Maannews.com)

Thousands of mourners marched through the streets of Al-Khalil village in Hebron on Saturday, to bury the bodies of four Palestinians who were killed by Israeli occupation forces, Safa Palestinian news agency reported.

The funeral procession took place amid protestors' chants against the Israeli occupation and calls for an end to Israeli aggression against Palestine.

The four Palestinians were killed on Thursday in separate incidents following reported attempts to stab Israeli forces.

Palestinian protests have been escalating in recent months due to an increase in incidents of Jewish settlers storming Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is considered the third holiest site in Islam.

Settlement-building, racial discrimination, confiscation of identity cards, long queues at checkpoints, as well as daily clashes and the desecration of Al-Aqsa have also fueled protests.

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