Violence as Arab teenager is buried in Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, July 4, 2014

A riot erupted in East Jerusalem after Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair was buried this afternoon.

Thousands of people attended the 17-year-old’s funeral near Shuafat after his burnt body was discovered on Wednesday morning, according to reports.

Israeli news sources said that protestors hailed the victim as a “martyr” and fired gun-shots in the air. After the burial, stone-throwing protestors clashed with Israeli security personnel who responded with tear-gas.

It is still unclear whether the teenager was killed in revenge attack after three Israeli teenagers - Gilad Sha'ar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach - were murdered by Hamas insurgents.

Last updated: 4:48pm, July 4 2014