Israeli Forces Kill Yet Another Tamimi Family Member

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman leads a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting in the Knesset

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman leads a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting in the Knesset

A Palestinian teen jailed for slapping an Israeli soldier near her home in the occupied West Bank lost an appeal on Wednesday for her early release, her supporters said.

Israel has accused the family of being provocateurs, seeking out opportunities to stage standoffs for the media between Israeli forces and the youngest members of the family - particularly 17-year-old Ahed who has repeatedly been at the center of the seemingly endless propaganda war between Israel and Palestinians.

Tamimi's body was later taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Ramallah, from which a funeral procession departed on Wednesday afternoon.

The soldier hit by the rock then fired at the Palestinian who threw it, who was given medical treatment but later died, the statement added.

"One of the Palestinians flanked the troops and hurled the rock, striking a soldier's head".

Footage filmed by several residents showed Israeli forces firing sound bombs in the general direction of the crowd.

"She said the Palestinians had a right to protest but it was important that these protests be peaceful".

The incident comes shortly after an Israeli soldier was killed in similar circumstances by a block that crushed his head.

The case of Izz al-Din Tamimi's death has been likened to the January killing of 16-year-old Musaab Tamimi, in Nabi Saleh's sister village of Deir Nitham.

The video of Tamimi's confrontation with the soldiers went viral, with some Israelis saying it was an example of the army not responding to provocations, but others saying the soldiers were humiliated. "They came many times to his house, they called his family, they threatened him and told them: 'We will kill him like we killed Ahmed Jarrar, ' Bilal Tamimi told MEE".

The Tamimi family of Nabi Saleh is well known internationally for their activism against the Israeli occupation, which maintains a heavy, near-constant presence in their village.

The Palestinian Information Ministry said Israeli forces had killed Ezz El-Deen al-Tamimi, 21, in "cold blood".

Last month, Mrs May said the use of live rounds by Israeli forces was "deeply troubling" and urged greater restraint.

Jihad, who began her career as the "youngest journalist in Palestine" after two members of her family were killed when she was just seven years old, implored the global community to "stand with us and support all the children and young men and women in Palestine who are targeted by the Israeli occupation".

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