Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain Palestinian Child in Ramallah District Village

31 Jan
8:03 PM

Thousands of Palestinians, Wednesday afternoon, attended the funeral procession of a slain Palestinian teenager in al-Mughayyir village, north of Ramallah.

Thousands of mourners attended the funeral procession of Laith Abu Naim, aged 16, who succumbed to his critical wounds after being shot by Israeli forces with a live round in the head during a violent confrontation in al-Mughayyir a day earlier.

The funeral procession set off from the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, making its way to al-Mughayyir, where he was laid to his rest in the local cemetery.

Mourners raised Palestinian flags and shouted slogans condemning the Israeli occupation, and threatening to avenge the killing.

Among the mourners were Governor of Ramallah Laila Ghannam, member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki and several representatives of the various security forces and political factions.

Violence erupted between local youth and Israeli forces shortly before the funeral arrived to the village, according to WAFA.

Israeli troops reportedly fired tear gas canisters at the youths. No injuries or detentions were reported, however.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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