The body of Juma Romanin Hammad (23) was taken today by a funeral procession from the village of Auja north of Jericho to his final resting place in the village cemetery.
Romanin died yesterday afternoon from wounds sustained on Friday morning when he was shot by Israeli soldiers at al-Hamra checkpoint in the Jordan Valley after he allegedly got out of his car and shot at the soldiers without a hit.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) held Romanin’s body for five hours before releasing it to his family, during which period IOF soldiers stormed his family home. The raid led to the outbreak of clashes in the village, as well as medical treatment for his grandmother and mother who both reported shortness of breath due to inhaling tear gas.
Local and Israeli sources announced Romanin’s death on Friday afternoon, with Israeli sources claiming that he got out of his private vehicle and fired towards Israeli soldiers in the region.
Israeli media reported the shooting but did not mention any injuries sustained by the Israeli soldiers.