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Israel: Thousands attend funeral of Bedouin driver killed in demolition clashes01:56

Israel: Thousands attend funeral of Bedouin driver killed in demolition clashes

Israel, Hura
January 24, 2017 at 06:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands attended the funeral of Abu Al-Qia in the Bedouin village of Hura, near Beersheba, Tuesday. Al-Qia was killed by police officers during a protest against the demolition of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran last week.

The police allege Al-Qia tried to ram them with his car during a protest against the demolition in Umm al-Hiran. Despite shooting dead the driver, the car struck at least one officer, who later died of his injuries, according to Israeli media. Local media are reporting that a further Palestinian was also killed in the operation.

Umm al-Hiran is one of 46 unrecognised Bedouin villages located in Israeli controlled territory.

Israel: Thousands attend funeral of Bedouin driver killed in demolition clashes01:56
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Thousands attended the funeral of Abu Al-Qia in the Bedouin village of Hura, near Beersheba, Tuesday. Al-Qia was killed by police officers during a protest against the demolition of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran last week.

The police allege Al-Qia tried to ram them with his car during a protest against the demolition in Umm al-Hiran. Despite shooting dead the driver, the car struck at least one officer, who later died of his injuries, according to Israeli media. Local media are reporting that a further Palestinian was also killed in the operation.

Umm al-Hiran is one of 46 unrecognised Bedouin villages located in Israeli controlled territory.

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