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20 injured in clashes following funeral of Palestinian teen
Published Friday 04/07/2014 (updated) 05/07/2014 10:33
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Israeli SWAT police members secure a street during clashes
with Palestinian protesters in the Shufat neighborhood in
Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem, on July 3, 2014
(AFP/ Thomas Coex)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- At least 20 Palestinians were reported injured on Friday in clashes following the funeral of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir, medics said.

Thousands of Palestinians gathered early Friday to receive the body of the 16-year-old boy after a Red Crescent ambulance collected the body from Hadassah hospital.

Grieving Palestinian youths carried the teenager on their shoulders chanting "We have had enough!" as crowds waved Palestinian flags and shouted slogans demanding freedom.

Crowds chanted "Allah Akbar!" and "We sacrifice our blood for you!" as Muhammad's body was taken for burial.

Clashes broke out following the funeral procession, with Palestinian youths throwing rocks at Israeli forces, who responded with riot dispersal means.

At least 20 Palestinians have been shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets in the ongoing clashes.

Earlier, clashes were reported in the Old City of Jerusalem and Ras al-Amud, as young Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces.

Israeli police said "thousands" of officers were on the streets across East Jerusalem ahead of the teenager's funeral in the Shufat neighborhood, which coincided with the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Just 8,000 Palestinian worshipers joined the prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, police said, with many staying away for fear of clashes with Israeli forces.

On the same day last year police reported a crowd of 80,000.





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1 ) Mandy / USA
04/07/2014 18:12
Four days ago, Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir’s mother called the police and told them someone tried to abduct his 9-year-old brother, who was severely beaten, and the father arrived and told the police that it was done by Arabs and that he didn't want to press charges at that stage.

2 ) Free / Palestine
04/07/2014 19:26
Are we in Third Intifada?

3 ) Uzi / Israel
04/07/2014 19:52
Crazy arabs kicked back to arabia!

4 ) JoeFattal / USA
04/07/2014 21:15
It doesn't fail, everytime Palestinians mourn a dead person Israel is always around with riot gear disturbing the funeral. When the 3 settlers where mourned and had their funeral no Palestinians were around disturbing their funeral.

5 ) Tibi / Tubas
05/07/2014 01:15
Clashes following funerals, or anything else lead to injuries, and Life Without Clashes leads to Peace, Without Injuries, but Palestinians Always Choose Wrongly, and Palestinians are responsible for their own Injuries !!!

6 ) BDS / Canada
05/07/2014 04:02
Everyone knows all is the result of the cruel occupation. Support the BDS and help stop the zionist terrorists!

7 ) Palestinian / Occupied Palestine
05/07/2014 20:02
With spirit, with blood, our land will be free. Third Intifada is about to start....anytime now....
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