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PHOTOS: Clashes follow funeral of 14-year-old Palestinian-American

Orwah Hammad, the second American minor to be killed beyond the Green Line last week, was shot by Israeli soldiers. Thousands turn out for his funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad. In East Jerusalem Palestinians hold symbolic funeral for the man who ran down and killed an Israeli-American baby.

Palestinians shout slogans as they carry the body of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad at his funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians shout slogans as they carry the body of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad at his funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Thousands of people attended the funeral of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad in the West Bank village of Silwad on Sunday.

Hammad was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier on Friday. His family told the AP that he was with a group of youths who were throwing stones at soldiers. Israel claims the teenager was about to throw a Molotov cocktail at Israeli traffic on a West Bank highway.

The funeral was postponed until Sunday to allow Hammad’s father to arrive from New Orleans. The U.S. State Department last week called for a “speedy and transparent” investigation into the boy’s death.

Mourners carry the body of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad at his funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Mourners carry the body of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad at his funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Women mourn as Palestinians carry the body of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad at his funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Women mourn as Palestinians carry the body of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad at his funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians pray at the funeral of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad, in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians pray at the funeral of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad, in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

The 14-year-old was the second American citizen to be killed beyond the Green Line last week. Three-month-old Israeli-American Chaya Zissel Braun was killed in an attack at an East Jerusalem light rail station Wednesday night.

A week earlier, Israeli troops shot and killed 12-year-old Palestinian Bahaa Samir Badr in the West Bank village of Beit Laqiya under nearly identical circumstances as Hammad’s death. His family on Sunday said they have video proving Badr was not involved in throwing Molotov cocktails or stones when Israeli soldiers shot him, according to Haaretz. The video has not been released publicly.

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Silwad following Hammad’s funeral Sunday afternoon.

A Palestinian youth is seen during clashes with the Israeli army following the funeral of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian youth is seen during clashes with the Israeli army following the funeral of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

An Israeli sniper aims his weapon at Palestinian youths during clashes with the Israeli army following the funeral of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

An Israeli sniper aims his weapon at Palestinian youths during clashes with the Israeli army following the funeral of 14-year-old Palestinian-American Orwah Hammad in the West Bank village of Silwad, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

In the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem Sunday evening, Palestinians held a symbolic funeral march for Abdelrahman Shaloudy, who killed Chaya Zissel Braun and another woman with his car last week. Israeli police were still holding Shaloudy’s body and put restrictions on the number of participants and location of his funeral.

Shaloudy was shot by an Israeli policeman while trying to flee the scene of the attack and later died of his wounds.

Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan carry an empty coffin during a symbolic funeral for Abdelrahman Shaloudy, who killed a baby and another woman in Jerusalem after he rammed his vehicle into pedestrians, October 26, 2014. Shaludi died of his injuries after he was shot by police while trying to flee the scene. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan carry an empty coffin during a symbolic funeral for Abdelrahman Shaloudy, who killed a baby and another woman in Jerusalem after he rammed his vehicle into pedestrians, October 26, 2014. Shaludi died of his injuries after he was shot by police while trying to flee the scene. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Police disperse a march in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Palestinians carried an empty coffin in the symbolic funeral for Abdelrahman Shaloudy, who killed a baby and another woman in Jerusalem after he rammed his vehicle into pedestrians, October 26, 2014. Shaludi died of his injuries after he was shot by police while trying to flee the scene. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Police disperse a march in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Palestinians carried an empty coffin in the symbolic funeral for Abdelrahman Shaloudy, who killed a baby and another woman in Jerusalem after he rammed his vehicle into pedestrians, October 26, 2014. Shaludi died of his injuries after he was shot by police while trying to flee the scene. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Police arrest a Palestinian youth as they disperse a march in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Palestinians carried an empty coffin in the symbolic funeral for Abdelrahman Shaloudy, who killed a baby and another woman in Jerusalem after he rammed his vehicle into pedestrians, October 26, 2014. Shaludi died of his injuries after he was shot by police while trying to flee the scene. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Police arrest a Palestinian youth as they disperse a march in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Palestinians carried an empty coffin in the symbolic funeral for Abdelrahman Shaloudy, who killed a baby and another woman in Jerusalem after he rammed his vehicle into pedestrians, October 26, 2014. Shaludi died of his injuries after he was shot by police while trying to flee the scene. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

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    1. Pedro X

      Lets see, 972mag shows pictures of a terrorist’s funeral who was shot in the act of perpetrating a terror attack against Israelis and shows pictures of a mock funeral of another terrorist who killed a three month old baby and a 20 year own woman in another terror attack. There are no pictures of the baby’s funeral or a picture of the dead woman, who was also killed by the Palestinian terrorist as she waited for the train to go to a Torah lesson. In fact 972mag does not even mention the death of the second Israeli woman. Is it beneath 972mag journalistic integrity to mention the death of an Israeli woman unless a Jew was responsible?

      So 972mag mourns for terrorists but not for Israelis killed by those terrorists.

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      • un2here

        There are no Israeli civilians in occupied East Jerusalem.

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      • If you like your news “Jews Good – Palestinians – Don’t Exist but if they do they are BAD”, why don’t you stay with the jerusalem post, israel h’yom, arutz sheva, (am sure there are others – Fox news perhaps)? I mean you’ve taken all the land, the resources, everything you can get your hands on, and you want control of 972 too? Is there no end to your appetite?

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      • zaba

        Is it beneath 972mag journalistic integrity to mention the death of an Israeli woman unless a Jew was responsible?

        YES.

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    2. Pedro X

      The eastern part of Jerusalem was liberated in 1967 and forms part of the undivided capital of Israel. Any Arab colonist who cannot reconcile to reality is free to leave and live in any of the other 56 Muslim states in the world.

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      • “Any Arab colonist who cannot reconcile to reality is free to leave and live in any of the other 56 Muslim states in the world.”

        From Haaretz “Dozens of Israeli settlers moved into two homes in the predominantly Arab neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem overnight Sunday. The move effectively doubled the number of Jews living in the central part of Silwan, where relatively few Jewish families had lived before.”
        Zionism is evil, racist and will ultimately destroy what it covets.

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        • Pedro X

          Blacks, Hispanics, Aboriginals, Muslims, Jews and Catholics and live anywhere in the US capital of Washington, DC.

          Blacks, Hispanics, Aboriginals, Muslims, Jews and Catholics and live anywhere in the British capital of London.

          But according to Marnie it is racist to allow Jews to live in their own capital city among Arabs.

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          • Brian

            This from a Jew who knows full well that the Israeli state, in all sorts of multilayered and overlapping, overt and surreptitious ways, prevents indigenous Israeli Arabs from living in the great majority of Israel, with defacto, purposeful segregation. The deceit is breathtaking.

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          • Whiplash

            Brian there is no such thing as indigenous Arabs in Israel. Arabs are called Arabs because they did not originate in Israel but in Arab lands ruled by Arab, Turk or Muslim rulers. They are no more indigenous to Israel than the Greeks were to Philistine or Egypt.

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    3. Ben Zakkai

      Yeah, and any Israeli Jew can go live in New York, Florida or Golders Green.

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      • Pedro X

        You are right, any Jew or Arab living in Israel who does not like the reality of life in Israel can leave and live in London, Paris, Amman, Rio, Geneva, New York, Belfast or Florida.

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    4. Bruce Gould

      Looks like South Africa under apartheid, smells like South Africa under apartheid, feels like South Africa under apartheid…

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      • Aaron Seitler

        I don’t think that is a fair judgement at all

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    5. Brian

      A touch of Kristalnacht? Certainly a lot of glass and store windows deliberately and needlessly broken and one ethnicity targeted:

      http://www.haaretz.com/mobile/.premium-1.623081

      …On the main street of the Isawiya neighborhood, for example, many apartment windows have been smashed; residents say police fired sponge-tipped bullets or gas canisters at the buildings. A local barber says police fired into his shop four times; he has concealed the damage with a large rug.

      Nearby, members of the Jamjum family say their home was set alight when three gas canisters were fired at it. A pregnant woman, two girls and the bedridden elderly head of the family were home at the time, Assam Jamjum says.

      “We were sitting at home and all of a sudden the house was filled with smoke and gas,” he said. “First I got the children out, then I went back to take out my father, who almost died.” The father and the pregnant woman were hospitalized for observation and later released.

      “How do they throw gas like that without knowing what’s inside?” added Assam’s brother Basal. Many things in the home were burned. Residents also say the police use their batons to smash car windows.

      Adal Siam, a resident of the Silwan neighborhood, says his house was attacked by a so-called skunk truck that sprays a foul-smelling liquid. According to East Jerusalemites, police use skunk trucks not just to disperse rioters but to punish residents.

      “We were sleeping. It was a quarter to 12 at night and the machine stood in front of our house and deliberately fired at our windows. The windows break from the pressure and the whole house gets filled with it,” Siam said.

      “For the first time ever I vomited for 20 minutes, even though I had nothing in my stomach. We’ve washed everything down three times but the smell doesn’t go away. My poor wife, children and mother can’t breathe.”

      Skunk trucks are also used to destroy olive groves, residents say.

      In Isawiya, the police have closed the two main entrances that lead to central Jerusalem; now the only access is the road to the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim.

      “This makes no sense,” said Darwish Darwish, Isawiya’s village leader. “They’re just heating things up. Instead of calming things down, they’re lighting fires.” …

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    6. “This makes no sense,” said Darwish Darwish, Isawiya’s village leader. “They’re just heating things up. Instead of calming things down, they’re lighting fires.”

      Brian – check this out –
      Under pretext of restoring calm, Netanyahu government is escalating Israel’s war on Palestinians in Jerusalem Israel/Palestine Dan Cohen on October 27, 2014 – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/#sthash.GbICrGnA.dpuf

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