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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Palestinian, 27, dies after being shot earlier by Israeli forces

Ma’an – Jalal Khalil Ibrahim Al-Masri, 27, died Friday of serious injuries sustained six months earlier in the occupied West Bank.

Al-Masri was shot by Israeli soldiers at Halhul checkpoint in January, causing his car to flip. He was admitted to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment of head injuries.

Thousands of people participated in the Palestinian's funeral Friday before his burial.

Al-Masri was married to a woman from Jerusalem and had two children. He held Israeli residency and lived in the Al-Thawri neighborhood of east Jerusalem.

The Fatah movement in Silwan mourned Al-Masri as a martyr.

"May God give his family and relatives peace," the faction said in a statement.

At the time, Israel's army said events around the shooting were unclear.

The military was investigating whether or not Al-Masri failed to notice the checkpoint, a temporary one installed without warning, or if he intended to harm soldiers, Israeli media reported.