RAMALLAH, January 31, 2018 (WAFA) – 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, 16, who succumbed to his critical wounds after being shot by Israeli forces with a live round in the head during clashes 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 Palestine flags and flags of Palestinian factions 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.
Clashes erupted between local youths and Israeli forces shortly before the funeral arrived to the village.
Israeli troops reportedly fired tear gas canisters at the youths. No injuries or detentions were reported though.
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