West Bank: Funeral Held for Palestinian Girl Killed by Israeli Forces

January 25, 2016
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In the Israeli-occupied West Bank, residents gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old Palestinian girl shot dead by Israeli security guards Saturday. Israeli police say Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid was killed after she tried to stab an Israeli guard at the Jewish-only settlement Anatot. This comes as Palestinians demand the release of the bodies of at least 10 Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces since October. On Thursday, families staged a symbolic funeral, carrying empty coffins on a march to the United Nations headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, demanding the Israeli government return the bodies of Palestinians held in Israeli morgues.

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