14 May '11, 9pm

Slain Palestinian teen buried

Slain Palestinian teen buried

JERUSALEM: Around 2,000 mourners laid the body of a Palestinian teenager killed in Jerusalem clashes to rest on Saturday as police kept a discreet watch but did not intervene, fearing more unrest. Milad Said Ayyash was fatally wounded on Friday as Palestinians across annexed east Jerusalem staged protests in the run-up to Sunday's anniversary of the 1948 creation of Israel, an event known to Arabs as the "nakba" or "catastrophe". Witnesses and police said the crowd marched from Ayyash's home in the Ras el-Amud neighbourhood past a nearby Jewish settlement where Israeli security forces fired tear gas at stone-throwing youngsters in the crowd. There were no reports of injuries or arrests in the funeral procession. Carrying Palestinian flags and the banner of president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party, the mourners, some of them masked, chanted "Allah Akbar" (God is greatest) and "...

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