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Funeral held for Palestinian teenage boy killed by Israeli forces in Gaza Strip
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  • 10:09 16 September 2018
Abdulal’s mother hugged his school bag.
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Gaza, ALRAY - Hundreds of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip have held a funeral ceremony for a teenage boy killed by Israeli army fire along the fence separating the coastal enclave and the occupied territories.

On Saturday, mourners attended the funeral procession for 12-year-old Shadi Abdul Aziz Mahmoud Abdulal, who was fatally shot in the head by Israeli troopers during protest rallies east of the city of Jabalia in northern Gaza on Friday.

He has now become one of the youngest Palestinians to be killed in months of unrest along the frontier. Hundreds of family members and friends attended the funeral, with some calling for revenge.

“God burn those that burned my heart and killed my son," said Abdulal’s mother Umm Shadi, who has eight other children. “What is my son guilty of? He is 12 years old,” she added through tears.

According to the Gazan Health Ministry, Hani Ramzi Afaneh and Mohammad Khalil Shaqoura, both 21, were also mortally wounded on Friday. Another 248 were also sustained injuries by Israeli live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds or tear gas, six of whom are thought to be in critical condition.

Tensions have been running high near the fence since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests dubbed “The Great March of Return.” Palestinian protesters demand the right to return for those driven out of their homeland.

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