The Palestinians are mourning the martyr of Tulkarem, and the suppression of marches in the West Bank in solidarity with Gaza
Today, Friday, thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of the body of the martyr Ghazi Shehab (66 years old), in his hometown of Nur Shams camp, east of Tulkarm, in the northern West Bank, a day after he died of his bullet wounds from the Israeli occupation forces, while dozens of Palestinians were injured, as the occupation forces suppressed the marches. The weekly rejecting settlement, which was devoted today to solidarity with the people of the Gaza Strip in light of the continuous aggression of the occupation.
The coordinator of the National Action Factions in Tulkarem Governorate, Faisal Salameh, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed: “The funeral procession of the martyr started in front of the Thabet Thabet Governmental Hospital in Tulkarem, after the Palestinian security forces held a military funeral for him, as he is a retired member of the National Security Apparatus. His body was taken to Nour Shams camp by ambulance and a march of vehicles.”
Upon his arrival at the camp, the martyr’s body was taken to his family’s home, which gave him a last farewell look. Then the martyr was carried wrapped with the Palestinian flag on his shoulders, and he was taken to Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Mosque in the camp. The funeral prayer was performed for him after the Friday prayer. The mourners, who numbered about two thousand, completed their prayers. A mourner, their way in a foot march, carrying the martyr on their shoulders, and they took him through the streets of the camp, all the way to the Nur Shams cemetery, where his burial was laid.
The funeral included raising the flag of Palestine and the flags of the national factions, amidst chants glorifying the martyr and denouncing the crimes of the occupation.
According to Faisal Salameh, the martyr Shihab was shot in the abdomen while on his way to work in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948, and hours later he announced his death in Rafidia Hospital in the city of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.--
In a separate context, dozens of Palestinians suffocated with tear gas today, after the occupation forces suppressed the weekly anti-settlement march and established a settlement outpost on the lands of the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, which was allocated this week in solidarity with the people of Gaza in the face of the aggression they are subjected to. Before the occupation forces, according to what journalist Muhammad Abu Thabet from Beit Dajan told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. Thabet said that the occupation forces targeted the journalists and prevented them from covering the march.
A Palestinian youth was wounded by live bullets in the leg, and two other youths were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets, and dozens suffocated with toxic tear gas, during the occupation army’s suppression of the weekly anti-settlement march in the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, in the northern West Bank, which was launched to condemn the occupation’s crimes against the Palestinian people. In the Gaza Strip and in various governorates of the West Bank, according to what local sources told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.
On the other hand, dozens of Palestinians participated, today, in a stand in the town of Ya’bad, southwest of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, in support of the people of the Gaza Strip and in condemnation of the aggression.
In another context, about 40,000 worshipers performed Friday prayers in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the strict military occupation measures.
On the other hand, several Palestinians suffocated from toxic tear gas, last night, during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces in the village of Zabuba, west of Jenin, while clashes broke out with the occupation forces last night, in the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, while 3 were arrested. Palestinian youths, two of them from Jericho, east of the West Bank, and the third from Jenin.