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June 15, 2015 3:19 P.M.

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli forces on Sunday in Kufr Malik village near Ramallah was left under an Israeli military jeep for three hours before he died, an eyewitness said.

Nabil Abd al-Karim recounted the details of the incident saying that Abdullah Iyad Ghuneimat, 22, was heading to his work in a poultry farm when Israeli forces shot him in the back and chased him down as he tried to return home.

The jeep then hit Ghuneimat pushing him into a wall that collapsed on him and caused the jeep to overturn on him as well, Abd al-Karim said.

Soldiers vacated the jeep and left Ghuneimat under it with his back crushed and his leg completely severed, he added.

He was left under the jeep for three hours screaming in pain while gas and oil from the jeep dripped over him and the vehicle crushed his body, the witness added.
After three hours of Israeli forces preventing any assistance or medics to come to his aid, residents of the village attacked Israeli soldiers with their bare hands and managed to lift the jeep from over him, but it was too late as Ghunaimat had already died.

His body was taken in an ambulance to the Palestine Medical Complex.
Thousands participated in his funeral which started from his village’s mosque to its graveyard where he was laid to rest.

Participants in the funeral chanted calls for revenge.

His mother, who broke down after hearing the news and received treatment, said her son was executed by Israeli forces in cold blood.

Earlier, an Israeli army spokeswoman said that during army "activities," a "suspicious man" attempted to throw a Molotov cocktail at Israeli forces.

One of the army vehicles swerved and lost control, hitting the Palestinian on the side of the road, she said, referring to the incident as an accident.

She said Israeli emergency services arrived on the scene to treat "everyone" harmed, although she added that she could not confirm Ghanayim's death as he had been attended to by Palestinian medics.

She said the incident was under investigation.

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