Israel continues to hold body of Palestinian teenager killed in Shuafat refugee camp

Israel continues to hold body of Palestinian teenager killed in Shuafat refugee camp
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26 January, 2023
Israel continues to hold the body of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Ali, 15, who was killed in the Shuafat refugee camp on Wednesday afternoon by the Israeli forces. 
Israeli forces killed Muhammad Ali, 15, on Wednesday in the Shuafat refugee camp in occupied east Jerusalem on 25 January 2023. [Ibrahim Husseini/TNA]

The Israeli police will allow settlers to march in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday evening, even as tensions run high after the Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians in Jenin on Thursday. 

Israeli forces also killed a Palestinian teenager in occupied East Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon. 

Muhammad Ali, 15, was shot during clashes in the Shuafat refugee camp with the Israeli police on Wednesday after Israel demolished the Tamimi home. 

The police claimed that Muhammad Ali was carrying a dummy weapon and throwing stones before they shot and killed him. 

The boy's family had hoped Israel would release the corpse for burial on Thursday. However, the Israeli authorities informed them they would not release it due to security concerns. 

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"The Israeli police cited high tensions, and the timing is not right for holding a funeral," Hasan Alqam told The New Arab

On Wednesday, Israel demolished the Tamimi home where Udai and his parents lived. Clashes between the Israeli police and Palestinian protesters ensued. 

Udai Tamimi, according to the Israeli police, opened fire at an Israeli military checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem-killing, an Israeli soldier and wounding one more. 

Also on Wednesday, two Palestinian boys were shot in Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem during clashes with the Israeli police. 

Wadee Abu Ramoz was hit in the abdomen and is reportedly in critical condition.