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April 4, 2013

Palestinians riot over death, funeral of two teens, prisoner

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A Palestinian shouts as he holds a Fatah flag during the funeral of Maysara Abu Hamdeya in the West Bank city of Hebron on April 4. Photo by REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

A Palestinian shouts as he holds a Fatah flag during the funeral of Maysara Abu Hamdeya in the West Bank city of Hebron on April 4. Photo by REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Palestinians continued rioting in the Hebron area following the deaths of two Palestinian teens killed by Israeli troops and during the funeral of a Palestinian prisoner who died of cancer.

A group of Palestinians threw firebombs on Wednesday night at an Israel Defense Forces lookout post near the Einav settlement in the West Bank. Israeli soldiers manning the guard tower responded with live fire killing one Palestinian teen, 17. The body of a second Palestinian, age 19, was discovered in the area early Thursday morning.

The teens, who reportedly were cousins, were buried on Thursday in Tulkarem.

Some 50 firebombs were thrown Wednesday by Palestinian rioters, an IDF spokesperson told reporters.

Maysara Abuhamdieh, 64, who died Tuesday of esophageal cancer, was buried Thursday morning near Hebron.

An autopsy Wednesday showed that he had a malignant tumor in the vocal chords with metastasis in the lungs, neck, chest, liver, spine and ribs. Palestinian officials have accused Israel of withholding appropriate medical treatment.

Palestinians threw rocks and firebombs in the Hebron area in advance of and during the funeral, which was attended by thousands of mourners. Palestinians also protested in other areas of the West Bank.

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