Four months after Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian teen and refused to release his corpse, his family in Jerusalem could finally hold funeral and burial ceremonies under strict conditions.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the funeral was held after midnight, Wednesday, before the mourners buried Wadea Abu Ramouz, 16, at the local Bab Al-Asbat graveyard in Jerusalem.
The Abu Ramouz family said Israel imposed severe instructions on the burial and added that dozens of soldiers were deployed in and around the graveyard and where his body was handed to the family.
Mohammad Mahmoud, the lawyer of Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan, said the army placed many preconditions, including restricting the number of Palestinians participating in the funeral and the burial to thirty at most.
He added that the soldiers also took all mobile phones and cameras from the Palestinians and forced them to wear electronic bracelets during the funeral and burial, and said that the Israeli police imposed a 10.000 Shekels conditional fine that would be collected if any of the reimposed terms is violated.
Mahmoud stated that Israel only allowed the release of Abu Ramouz’s corpse after he filed an appeal a month ago.
Wadea’ succumbed to his wounds on January 27, 2023, two days after the soldiers shot him with a live round in the chest In Silwan town. After shooting the teen, the soldiers shot and injured another Palestinian, Mohammad Badran, 17.