Palestinian teenager's burial delayed by post-mortem

When the funeral does take place there are fears that it will be followed by more clashes.

Palestinian teenager's burial delayed by post-mortem

World Bulletin / News Desk

The funeral of the young Palestinian abducted and killed in Jerusalem has been delayed so that a post-mortem examination can be completed.

Tensions rose when young Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdair, 17, was murdered. Claims were maid that he was killed in revenge for the killing of three Israeli youths. 

Officials say that ten Palestinians were injured when Israel carried out air strikes on Gaza early on Thursday.

As the time for the burial approached, which was set for afternoon prayer at around 13:00 local time (10:00 GMT), the family appeared to accuse the Israeli authorities of holding the body unnecessarily. 

Hussein Abu Khdair was hoping that his son’s funeral will be able to take place after he had been told an autopsy was still taking place. 

In another development, the police held Hussein Abu Khdair for eight hours and pressured him to say his son’s killing was not likely to be an attack to avenge the deaths of the Israeli youths. Police have rejected the claims. 

On Wednesday, protestors threw stones at officers, who responded by firing sound bombs, tear gas and rubber bullets outside the teenager’s home.

When the funeral does take place there are fears that it will be followed by more clashes. 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Jewish settlers of killing the boy, calling for the "strongest punishment against the murderers"

Last Mod: 03 Temmuz 2014, 16:00
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