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20 injured in clashes following funeral of Palestinian teen

July 4, 2014 2:27 P.M. (Updated: July 5, 2014 10:33 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- At least 20 Palestinians were reported injured on Friday in clashes following the funeral of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir, medics said.

Thousands of Palestinians gathered early Friday to receive the body of the 16-year-old boy after a Red Crescent ambulance collected the body from Hadassah hospital.

Grieving Palestinian youths carried the teenager on their shoulders chanting "We have had enough!" as crowds waved Palestinian flags and shouted slogans demanding freedom.

Crowds chanted "Allah Akbar!" and "We sacrifice our blood for you!" as Muhammad's body was taken for burial.

Clashes broke out following the funeral procession, with Palestinian youths throwing rocks at Israeli forces, who responded with riot dispersal means.

At least 20 Palestinians have been shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets in the ongoing clashes.

Earlier, clashes were reported in the Old City of Jerusalem and Ras al-Amud, as young Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces.

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.

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.

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