Monday, 3 February 2014

Thousands attend funeral for remains returned to Bethlehem


Thousands of people attended the funeral, on Monday, of two Palestinians whose remains were returned, by Israel, a day earlier.

Ma'an News Agency reports that, on Sunday, relatives gathered at the Tarqumia checkpoint, southwest of Hebron, late Sunday to receive the remains of Ayat al-Akhras, from Duheisha refugee camp, and Daoud Abu Swayy, from the village of Artas.

Al-Akhras, 18, died in 2002 after she detonated an explosive belt outside a supermarket in West Jerusalem, killing herself, 17-year-old Rachel Levy, and a security guard.

Abu Swayy, 46, died after detonating an explosive belt in West Jerusalem outside of the David Citadel Hotel. Three people were injured in the blast. more

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