14 April 2009

Israel Ruins Palestinain Funeral

Israeli authorities allowed just 15 people to attend the funeral of a 20-year-old Palestinian man on Tuesday who was shot dead by Israeli border police last week near where Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian house.

Iyad Uweisat’s family said they only received the body of their son Tuesday morning. Israeli police held the corpse since the shooting one week ago. (note, they had to actually sue to get the body back read it HERE)

Police searched the 15 family members allowed to attend the funeral and then escorted them to the cemetery. Israel also rejected a request to defer the burial until Wednesday so that other relatives could attend, source