Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Friday of 19-year-old Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh, killed the day before by the Israeli forces inside Al Arroub refugee camp.
Al Aroub refugee camp has witnessed many clashes since the beginning of October. Due to its proximity to Road 60, there is always a heavy Israeli military presence around the camp. Its main entrances are closed by road blocks, and a military tower faces the main exit.
The mother of Khalid herself helped to carry the body of her son for a few minutes, which is unusual in Muslim funerals.
During the funeral, calls for responses to the Israeli attacks were made. More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli forces or settlers, since the beginning of October.
Clashes with the Israeli army followed the funeral, and at least one Palestinian was injured in the head.
Clashes also occurred in Bethlehem, and lasted until the night. Scores of tear gas canisters, rubber-coated metal bullets were fired at protesters, as well as live ammunition. Several Palestinians were injured, including a journalist and a mentally-handicapped person.
Posters commemorating 19-year-old Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh killed the day before by the Israeli army during clashes in al-Arroub refugee camp.
Posters of Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh, al-Arroub refugee camp, by Anne Paq
A relative of Khalid touches him for a last goodbye before he was taken away from the family home to be buried.
A relative says goodbye to Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh in al Arroub refugee camp, photo by Anne Paq
The mother of Khalid carried his body during the funeral procession, a very unusual scene during a Muslim funeral.
Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh’s mother helps to carry his body during funeral
The mother of Khalid followed the procession until the cemetery.
Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh’s mother follows funeral procession, photo by Anne Paq
More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli forces or settlers since the beginning of October, around one third were killed during clashes.
Funeral of Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh, photo by Anne Paq
Children carry the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP) flags which was dominant during the funeral.
PFLP flags at funeral in al-Arroub refugee camp, photo by Anne Paq
Hundreds attended the funeral. Israeli soldiers were seen around the cemetery and clashes followed.
Hundreds attend funeral of Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh, photo by Anne Paq
Friends carry posters commemorating Khalid.
Posters of Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh, photo by Anne Paq
Palestinian youth pushing a UN garbage container to use it as cover during clashes in Al-Arroub camp which followed the funeral.
Garbage container becomes fortification after funeral in al-Arroub refugee camp, photo by Anne Paq
Palestinians take cover from shooting by the Israeli soldiers.
Palestinians take cover during clashes, al Arroub refugee camp, photo by Anne Paq
At least one Palestinian youth was injured in the head.
Injury to Palestinian demonstrator, photo by Anne Paq
Israeli soldiers entering Al-Arroub camp.
Israeli soldiers, entering al Arroub camp, photo by Anne Paq
Clashes also erupt in Bethlehem near Rachel’s tomb.
Clashes erupt in Bethlehem, photo by Anne Paq