Two killed, scores injured in Israeli police attack on funeral


Two Palestinian young men were killed and scores of citizens suffered injuries when the Israeli police forces on Sunday evening violently attacked a funeral procession in al-Rahat town, north of the Negev region.

The funeral procession was for 21-year-old Sami Jaar, who was shot dead a few days ago by the Israeli police in the same town.

Eyewitnesses said that Sami al-Zayadena and Anwar al-Afawi died after inhaling tear gas that was intensively used by the Israeli police forces during their attack on the funeral.

They added that dozens of people,  head of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 occupied lands, also suffered from tear gas suffocation.

They also said that the violent clashes broke out when the Israeli police sent its forces to the cemetery of the town upon the arrival of the mourners there for the burial service.