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Israel's Use of 'Crowd Control' Weapons Faces Scrutiny

Israeli forces are using "crowd-control" weapons which can severely injure or kill, Jillian Kestler-D'Amours reports.
An Israeli policemen wearing a belt with rubber bullets stands near Palestinian protesters during clashes at a demonstration denouncing a U.S.-made film that mocks the Prophet Mohammed, near Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City September 14, 2012. Israeli police, some on horseback, used stun grenades and made a number of arrests outside Jerusalem's Old City as a few dozen demonstrators tried to march on to the nearby U.S. consulate. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR37Y

AL-RAM, West Bank — Several hundred Palestinian mourners solemnly carried the body of 35-year-old Moayad Ghazawneh — draped in a Palestinian flag, and lying in a wooden, open casket — to the cemetery in the village of Al-Ram, just north of Jerusalem, on Friday afternoon.

Masked members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade fired machine guns and handguns from the rooftop of a local school, and residents stood quietly, while the body was laid to rest. After the funeral, at a separate entrance to Al-Ram, dozens of Israeli soldiers shot tear gas canisters across a normally busy roundabout and four-lane road towards rock-throwing Palestinian youth.

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