2019-07-02 Israel-Palestine-Jordan||East Jerusalem man killed in police clash buried after days of protests
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinians throw rocks, firecrackers at security forces, following burial of Mohammed Obeid in Issawiya, police say.|
A Paleostinian man who was killed by Israeli police during festivities in East Jerusalem last week has been laid to rest, after his body was released to his family, following days of violent protests.
Authorities had held the body of 20-year-old Mohammed Obeid since he was fatally shot on Thursday.
Israeli police say Obeid had hurled fireworks at officers and presented a lethal threat when he was shot. But residents accuse police of using excessive force and shooting Obeid from a very short distance.
Over 1,000 people took part in Obeid’s funeral, after which Paleostinian protesters clashed again with police.
Police said rioters hurled rocks, bottles, and firecrackers at security forces on Monday following the funeral.
The shooting and Israel’s refusal to release the body sparked three consecutive nights of festivities between Israeli security forces and residents in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, and elsewhere in the capital.
At least 100 Paleostinian demonstrators were maimed in the three days of violent festivities.
Police in recent weeks have reportedly been entering Issawiya in a bid to track down members of a Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine terror cell, believed to be on the lam in the neighborhood. The police operations have led to regular festivities with local residents.
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