Sixteen-year-old Mohammad Sunuqrut died Sunday, a week after being shot by police. Following his funeral procession, clashes broke out throughout East Jerusalem between Palestinian youths and Israeli police.
Hundreds of Palestinians took part in the funeral Monday evening of Mohammad Sunuqrut, who died on Sunday, a week after being shot by Israeli police during a protest in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz.
Sunuqrut, 16, was allegedly shot with a new type of sponge-tipped bullet, which caused his injury and him to collapse. Police admit to shooting at him but claim that his death was caused when he fell and hit his head. According to the family, however, he was shot directly in the head at close range, which caused his injury and subsequent death. The results of an autopsy conducted Monday have not yet been released.
Hundreds of people escorted Sunuqrut’s body in a funeral procession Monday evening in Wadi Joz. Following the funeral, which passed through the Al Aqsa compound, riots and heavy clashes broke out throughout East Jerusalem between Palestinian youths and Israeli police.
Muhammad Sunuqrut’s body is prepared for the funeral procession, East Jerusalem, September 8, 2014. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Women gather at the Sunuqrut family home in Wadi Joz, East Jerusalem, September 8, 2014. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Muhammad Sunuqrut’s funeral procession passes through the Al Aqsa compound, East Jerusalem, September 8, 2014. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Rioting and clashes in Wadi Joz following the funeral of Muhammad Sunuqrut, East Jerusalem, September 8, 2014. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
A policeman is seen following clashes on Salah a-Din Rd. in East Jerusalem, September 8, 2014. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
An Israeli policeman shoots tear gas during a protest following the death of a Muhammad Sunuqrut, in the neighborhood of Wadi Joz in East Jerusalem on September 8, 2014. Muhammad Sunuqrut, 16, was wounded by police gunfire in the Wadi Joz neighborhood on August 31 and died from his injuries on September 7. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills)
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