100,000s in Al Rantisi Funeral Procession
Hundreds of Thousands Participate in Al Rantisi Funeral Procession
GAZA -- Hundreds of thousands of citizens, including prominent political figures, participated in the funeral procession of Hamas leader, Dr. Abdel Aziz Al Rantisi, and two of his bodyguards.
The body of the Hamas leader, who was extra-judicially executed yesterday night, was taken to the Al Omari Grand Mosque in the heart of Gaza City, where his body would be prayed on and sent to his final resting place.
During the procession, which started from the leader's home at the Al Sheikh Redwan suburb, citizens chanted slogans demanding revenge to Al Rantisi's killing and condemning the continuous Israeli military aggressions against the Palestinian people, as billowing banners of the different factions appeared throughout the procession.
The funeral procession witnessed also a massive attendance of representatives of national and Islamic factions, who expressed the unity of the Palestinian stance in the face of the Israeli conspiracies, asserting that the resistance would continue despite the Israeli strikes.
Meanwhile, symbolic funerals have been made for Dr. Al Rantisi throughout the cities, towns and villages of the West Bank, protesting such a horrendous crime, as leaders called to a three-day general strike, in which all shops, universities, schools and institutions would close its doors in mourning for the killing of Hamas leader.
Al Rantisi's car was pounded by
an Israeli combat helicopter Saturday night, wounding him
very seriously and instantly killing his two bodyguards. He
was rushed to the local Al Shifa hospital, where he was
pronounced dead shortly afterwards.