- Title: Funeral for Palestinian killed during Israeli air strike
- Date: 2nd November 2019
- Summary: KHAN YOUNIS, GAZA (NOVEMBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) MEN CARRYING BODY OF 27-YEAR-OLD MAN AHMED AL-SHAHRI KILLED DURING AIR STRIKE GIRL CRYING CRYING GIRL SAYING (Arabic): "MY FATHER" MOURNERS GATHERING AROUND BODY WOMEN CRYING BODY BEING COVERED WITH FLAG OF FATAH POLITICAL PARTY AND CARRIED OUT OF HOUSE VARIOUS OF RESIDENTS OF GAZA MARCHING AND CHANTING DURING FUNERAL, CARRYING FATAH FLAGS MAN FIRING GUN IN AIR DURING FUNERAL PROCESSION BODY BEING CARRIED ON STRETCHER DURING FUNERAL GAZA CITY, GAZA (NOVEMBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) HAMAS SPOKESMAN IN GAZA, HAZEM QASSIM, TALKING TO JOURNALIST (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) HAMAS SPOKESMAN IN GAZA, HAZEM QASSIM, SAYING: "The Israeli offensive that targeted the Gaza strip tonight and caused the loss of a martyr and injured people whilst also terrifying children, women and citizens is a crime that is added to their (Israel's) series of crimes. The occupation alone is responsible for all the circumstances that come as a result this attack. The occupation is trying to export their internal troubles at the expense of our people. The Palestinian resistance will not accept this." QASSIM SPEAKING TO JOURNALISTS
- Embargoed: 16th November 2019 13:13
- Keywords: Gaza funeral violence air strike Israel rockets Sderot Hamas
- Location: KHAN YOUNIS AND GAZA CITY, GAZA
- City: KHAN YOUNIS AND GAZA CITY, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001B3UEW5J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Palestinians held a funeral procession on Saturday (November 2) for a 27-year-old civilian who was killed during a wave of pre-dawn air strikes in Gaza.
Gaza health officials said the 27-year-old, named as Ahmed Al-Shahri, was killed and three men were wounded in an air strike on a militant training camp.
The Israeli army said it targeted sites belonging to Hamas, the Islamist militant group which rules Gaza, after Palestinians fired 10 rockets into Israel late on Friday (November 1).
None of the armed groups in Gaza claimed responsibility for firing the rockets. The Israeli military said Hamas was ultimately responsible for the attack.
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars over the past decade with cross-border tensions remaining high and such flare-ups are not rare.
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