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New clashes in Jerusalem after Friday prayers

July 4, 2014 1:58 P.M. (Updated: July 5, 2014 12:13 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers after Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem as crowds gathered in Shufat for the funeral of Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

Israeli authorities set up barriers in the streets and alleyways of the Old City and closed down several roads, preventing worshipers from reaching the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Israeli police said "thousands" of officers were on the streets across East Jerusalem ahead of the teenager's funeral in the Shufat neighborhood, which coincided with the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

"Dozens of Palestinian youngsters, some masked, threw stones at police in Ras al-Amud," Israeli police tweeted, referring to a neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

Just 8,000 Palestinian worshipers joined the prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, police said, with many staying away for fear of clashes with Israeli forces.

On the same day last year police reported a crowd of 80,000.

Residents of Shufat have been gathering since the early morning to receive the body of Muhammad Abu Khdeir for burial.

The Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and murdered overnight Tuesday in a suspected revenge attack by Israelis.

Red Crescent ambulances left from outside of the Abu Khdeir family home on Friday afternoon to receive the boy's body from Hadassah hospital.

AFP contributed to this report
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