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State of Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of Palestinian knife attacker killed by Israeli police02:11

State of Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of Palestinian knife attacker killed by Israeli police

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Ramallah
October 9, 2015 at 13:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah, Friday, for the funeral of 19-year-old Mohannad Halabi who was shot dead by Israeli security forces on October 3 after killing two Israelis and injuring three others in a knife attack in Jerusalem's Old City. Some protesters held pictures of Halabi aloft, whilst others waved the flags of Palestine and Hamas.

Violence has escalated across Palestinian territories in the last week, with over 130 injured on Tuesday alone. The violence has drawn the attention of the international press and led to statements from political leaders, who are concerned over the possibilities of a third intifada (uprising).

In a bid to prevent further provocation of Palestinian protesters, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned Israeli ministers from entering the holy sites in Jerusalem. The Second Intifada, beginning in 2000, ignited when Israeli politician Ariel Sharon visited the holy sites.

State of Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of Palestinian knife attacker killed by Israeli police02:11
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Hundreds Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah, Friday, for the funeral of 19-year-old Mohannad Halabi who was shot dead by Israeli security forces on October 3 after killing two Israelis and injuring three others in a knife attack in Jerusalem's Old City. Some protesters held pictures of Halabi aloft, whilst others waved the flags of Palestine and Hamas.

Violence has escalated across Palestinian territories in the last week, with over 130 injured on Tuesday alone. The violence has drawn the attention of the international press and led to statements from political leaders, who are concerned over the possibilities of a third intifada (uprising).

In a bid to prevent further provocation of Palestinian protesters, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned Israeli ministers from entering the holy sites in Jerusalem. The Second Intifada, beginning in 2000, ignited when Israeli politician Ariel Sharon visited the holy sites.