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Palestinians call for ‘revenge’ at funeral of boy killed by Israeli fire

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Relatives of 14-year-old Palestinian boy Yasser Abu Al-Naja, who was killed by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, wait for his funeral, in Khan Younis the southern Gaza Strip June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

GAZA, 1 July —Thousands of Palestinians yesterday attended the funeral of the 11-year-old son of a Hamas military commander killed by Israeli fire in the southern Gaza Strip, with mourners demanding “revenge”.

Yasser Abu al-Naja, whose father is a member of Hamas’s military wing, was shot in the head on Friday in border clashes near the southern city of Khan Yunis.

Senior members of Hamas, which rules the blockaded Gaza Strip, and commanders of its Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades attended the funeral.

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The Malay Mail Online

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