Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinians watching football match
Dozens of Palestinian football players and soccer fans have suffered tear gas inhalation after Israeli forces raided a stadium northeast of Jerusalem al-Quds on Friday.
Palestinian sources said some 1,200 people were watching a match between two clubs on Friday afternoon, when Israeli troops stormed the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram.
The Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd, leaving dozen of people in need of medical attention. The motive behind the Israeli attack was not immediately clear.
Separately, five young Palestinian men were shot and injured in the town of Silwad northeast of Ramallah after clashes erupted at the funeral of the 38-year-old Iyad Zakariya Hamed.
The Israeli military said they shot dead the man at the entrance to Silwad after they suspected him of running towards an army post.
Israeli media outlets initially said the slain Palestinian had opened fire from inside a car, and that a woman might have accompanied him.
They further alleged that the man was shot and critically injured inside his vehicle, and later succumbed to his gunshot wounds.
It was later revealed that the Palestinian man, who is survived by three children, was unarmed.