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Hundreds attend Hebron funeral of killed teenager

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Relatives of Palestinian teenager Mohamad Salaymeh mourn next to his body during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron, Dec. 13, 2012. Reuters/Ammar Awad

Ma’an News – Hundreds of people flocked to the funeral of a Palestinian teenager killed in the southern West Bank on Thursday.

Muhammad al-Salaymeh was shot dead by an Israeli border guard in Hebron’s Old City on Wednesday, his 17th birthday.

Dozens of pupils from the Tariq Bin Zayid school that Muhammad came to the funeral, a day after they celebrated with him.

“We lost a friend, a brother, and a sporting hero,” his friend Ahmad Al-Jamal told Ma’an.

Hebron governor Kamel Hmaid and Palestinian parliamentary speaker Aziz Dweik also participated in the funeral.

Al-Salaymeh’s family said Israeli forces prevented them from burying Muahmmad in the al-Raas cemetery next to their home as it is close to an Israeli settlement, Kiryat Arba.

The funeral procession instead headed from al-Ansar mosque before laying him to rest in a cemetery in Limboa in the north of the city.

Earlier Thursday, medics said five people, including four teenagers, were hospitalized after clashes with Israeli forces in Hebron after Muhammad’s death.

Source: http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org

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