The boy of Ziad al-Julani, who was shot and killed by the Israeli army in Jerusalem on June 11, was exhumed, on Thursday after midnight, upon request of his family to perform an autopsy.His body was buried at the al-Asbat Gate cemetery, near the al-Aqsa mosque, under the supervision of doctors from the Abu Kabeer Institute for Forensic Medicine.
Officials of the Israeli Ministry of Justice and the Magistrates Court were also present when the body was exhumed, and moved it to the forensic facility.
The body was exhumed as the statements given by the military regarding the death of al-Julani differed from the statements of eyewitnesses.
The army claimed that al-Julani failed to stop at a temporary roadblock installed by the soldiers in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood in East Jerusalem, and that he tried to run over four officers.
The man was trying to go to the al-Aqsa mosque, while Israel imposed restrictions in the Old City forbidding any man under the age of 45 from reaching the mosque.
The Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights, stated that al-Julani was initially shot by one round that knocked him to the ground, and then the officers approached him and fired several rounds at his face and abdomen.
The autopsy was requested in an attempt to reveal what happened, how many rounds were fired, and the distance between him and the soldier who shot him.