Saturday, 5 December 2015

Thousands join funeral of slain Palestinian in Ramallah-area village


Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of 26-year-old Abed al-Rahman Barghouthi on Friday, a day after he was shot dead by Israeli forces outside the village of Abud northwest of Ramallah.

An official military procession, led by officers of the Palestinian National Forces, carried Barghouthi's body from the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to Abud, where he was laid to rest in the village ceremony following funeral prayers in the local mosque.

Barghouthi's body was wrapped in a Palestinian flag and carried on mourners' shoulders, a Ma'an reporter said.

Israel alleges that Barghouthi was attempting to attack an Israeli soldier when he was shot, but witnesses and relatives have insisted he was shot dead "in cold blood," and did not pose any threat at the time.

"The Israeli occupation forces executed my nephew in cold blood after they stopped him at a checkpoint near the main entrance to the village," Barghouthi’s uncle, Husni, told Ma'an during the funeral procession. more

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