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    A 21-year-old East Jerusalem man became the third demonstrators to die in as many days on Tuesday (18 May) as more violent disturbances swept across the West Bank of the Jordan.

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    A 21-year-old East Jerusalem man became the third demonstrators to die in as many days on Tuesday (18 May) as more violent disturbances swept across the West Bank of the Jordan.

    Mahmoud Kurd was killed when three Israeli border policemen fired at a group of demonstrators who attacked them in a narrow alleyway of the old city of Jerusalem.

    On Sunday (16 May) a 17-year-old girl was shot in Nablus and on Monday (17 May) a 20-year-old man was killed in Kalandia. Both died from Israeli bullets.

    Most of the demonstrations stem from Arab opposition to Israeli settlement on the West Bank.

    The man was buried the same day and there were more violent scenes as hundreds of people followed his body to a cemetery just outside the wall of Jerusalem. After the burial many of the demonstration tried to get back into the city through St. Stephen's gate but it had been closed by Israeli security guards. As the demonstrators grew in intensity the troops hurled tear gas bombs into the crowd to disperse it.

    Reuters quoted Israeli Defence Minister Shimon Peres as saying on Wednesday (19 May) that the Israeli army was looking for new methods of riot control to cut the risk of deaths when soldiers opened fire.

    Because of the rioting the West Bank towns of Nablus, Ramallah and El-Birra have been put under curfew and a security spokesmen said it would continue for some time.

    SYNOPSIS: Jerusalem - where Israeli soldiers were on hand on Tuesday evening to keep a close watch on the funeral of an Arab killed earlier in the day. 21-year-old Mahmoud Kurd was shot when three Israeli border policemen fired into a group of demonstrators who attacked them in a narrow alleyway of the old city of Jerusalem.

    It was the third such shooting in as many days. On Sunday a 17-year-old girls was shot in the West Bank town of nablus and on Monday a 20-year-old man in the neighbouring village of Kalandia.

    As with all the victims funerals hundreds of Arabs took to the streets to protest loudly and vehemently.

    The procession ended at a cemetery just outside the walls of the city.

    There have been many funerals like this in Jerusalem and other West Bank towns as the result of clashes between the Israeli troops and local people. Most of the demonstrations have been triggered off because of Arab opposition to Israeli settlement on the West Bank.

    After the funeral many of the demonstrators tried to get back into the city but found St. Stephen's gate had been closed. To disperse the angry crowd Israeli soldiers on top of the wall threw down tear gas bombs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LTMKKFBURPUF40SNF1VA7BND
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LTMKKFBURPUF40SNF1VA7BND
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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