Clashes Erupt after Palestinian Teenager’s Funeral in Jerusalem

by Editor | July 5, 2014 1:50 am

CNN – Clashes broke out Friday between Palestinians and Israeli security forces after the funeral of a Palestinian teenager abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week.

More than 60 people were injured in fighting in parts of Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, a group that said it was involved in evacuating injured Palestinians. It said the injuries mostly involved rubber bullets fired at the upper body and chest.

Israeli police said 13 officers were slightly injured in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, where Palestinian protesters were throwing rocks at police, who responded by firing rubber bullets and tear gas.

Police have said they are investigating whether the Palestinian youth’s death was an act of retaliation for the killings of three Israeli teens, whose bodies were discovered Monday in a field in the West Bank.

The killings of the Palestinian and Israeli teenagers have ratcheted up tensions in a region where peace talks fell apart earlier this year.

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