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29-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces laid to rest in Anata

Dec. 16, 2017 2:26 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 19, 2017 1:43 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of Palestinians marched on Saturday in the funeral of 29-year-old Bassel Mustafa Ibrahim, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Friday during clashes in his hometown of Anata, a village in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem.

Ibrahim was shot in the chest during clashes that had erupted following protests against US President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He later succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.

The funeral set off from Ibrahim’s house in Anata and went through the streets of the village, before heading to the Anata mosque and finally to the village’s cemetery, as mourners chanted slogans in support of the Al-Aqsa most and Jerusalem.

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Ibrahim was one of for Palestinians -- two from the West Bank and two from Gaza -- who were shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday during clashes over Trump’s decision.

Friday’s events brought the death toll over the past week to 10 -- six Palestinians had previously been killed by Israeli forces over the past week, four in airstrikes and two in clashes.

Palestinians have vowed to continue protesting Trump’s unprecedented decision, which Palestinian and Arab leaders warned would cause instability and unrest in the region.

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