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Palestinians bid farewell to martyr Shaheen in Bethlehem

9 December 2015 7:41


Palestinian crowds in Bethlehem at noon Tuesday bade farewell to the Palestinian martyr Malek Shaheen, 19, who was killed by Israeli forces in clashes in al-Dehaishe refugee camp in the city.

The martyr’s father said, in a statement, that he is proud of his martyr son who is the only son he got. He died of his wounds sustained after being shot by an Israeli sniper who shot him with a dumdum bullet in the head.

Clashes with Israeli forces erupted in the wake of the martyr’s funeral near the northern entrance of Bethlehem city. Earlier on Tuesday, commercial shops in Bethlehem were closed in mourning for the martyr.

The martyrdom of Shaheen brought the number of Palestinian martyrs who have been killed since the beginning of Jerusalem Intifada, on October the first, to 117 including 25 minors and 5 women.

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