Mahdia Hammad killing: Ramallah mourns

MiddleEast Monitor reports, ‘Thousands of Palestinians attended a funeral procession Saturday [26th December] for a 38-year-old Palestinian mother who was shot and killed by Israeli gunfire a day earlier. Mahdia Hammad, a mother of four, was killed by Israeli forces under the pretext that she attempted to run over Israeli soldiers at the entrance of Silwad village northeast of Ramallah. Her family, however, denied the Israeli allegations and said she was killed in cold blood, without posing a threat to the Israeli soldiers. The military funeral procession started at the Ramallah Medical Center and ended at Hammad’s hometown of Silwad. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, Hammad was shot 10 times by Israeli soldiers before they left her to bleed to death.’ click here.