HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Thousands of mourners participated in the funeral procession of Mohammad Mustafa Hasan Shahin al-Darabee who was delivered Sunday to his family by Israel at Tarqumia checkpoint 12 years after his death.
Monday's procession began with a military march from al-Ahli hospital to his family home, then to Dura educational center before ending in Abu al-Ashoosh cemetery where he was laid to rest.
His father, Mustafa, said that “This day is considered a happy one, and a victory to all Palestinians.
He added that Israelis stepped on Mustafa's coffin during the delivery, pointing to footprints.
His mother, Halima, said that feeling of joy overcomes all her grief after waiting for the moment to bury her son for 12 years.