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Thousands attend funeral of Jordanian teenager shot dead by Israeli embassy staffer

By Muath Freij - Jul 26,2017 - Last updated at Jul 26,2017

Mourners on Tuesday attend the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammad Jawawdeh who was shot dead by an Israeli embassy staffer in Amman on Sunday (Photos by Muath Freij)

AMMAN —   Around 2,000 Jordanians on Tuesday attended the funeral in Wihdat of the Jordanian teenager who was shot dead by an Israeli embassy staffer in Amman on Sunday. 

Sixteen-year-old Mohammad Jawawdeh was killed during a shooting in a residential building in the Rabieh neighbourhood of the capital, near the Israeli embassy on Sunday. A Jordanian doctor, who owned the building, was also shot during the incident and later died of his injuries. 

The doctor was identified as Bashar Kamel Hamarneh, who worked as a senior consultant and orthopaedic surgeon.

A banner showing the photo of Jawawdeh with the text “The martyr of the embassy, the martyr of Al Aqsa: Mohammad Jawawdeh” was placed in front of the mourning tent. 

Jawawdeh’s father, Zakaria, who works in a furniture firm, led the funeral prayer. 

Thousands of Jordanians later accompanied the funeral procession to the nearby cemetery.  

 

Public security investigators concluded that an argument over the victim’s “delay in delivering furniture to the embassy staffer’s apartment” escalated into a physical attack on the embassy employee by the victim, causing him injuries. 

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FROM BASHING WOMEN BY SAYING THAT JORDANIANS ARE SCREAMING LIKE WOMEN IN AMMAN TO TRYING TO BLAME THE GOVERMENT AND DISTABILIZE THE COUNTRY, I SAY TO MY IN LAWS THAT NONE OF THESE WILL BRING THE VICTIMS BACK DESPITE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE. THIS IS NOT A TIME TO POINT FINGERS AND BLAME YOUR LAW MAKERS BECAUSE THEY ARE EQUALLY IN SHOCK. YOUR LEADERS AND THE GOVERNMENT AS A BODY IS FOLLOWING UP THIS CASE WITH THEIR INTERNATINAL COUNTER PART AS STIPULATED BY INTERNATINAL LAW. THE WHOLE INCIDENT WAS UNFORTUNATE AND REGRATEFUL FROM AND BY BOTH SIDES. IF I WAS A JORDANIAN WITHOUT KNOWNING WHAT I KNOW TODAY, I WILL PROBABLY WILL CONSIDER THE POSITIONS OF THESE POSTINGS BUT TWO WRONGS CAN NEVER MAKE ANY THING CORRECT. PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE AND HAD I KNOWN IS ALWAYS A BROTHER TO MR LATE. JORDANIANS AS A PEOPLE ARE SMART, CIVILIZED AND VERY WELL EDUCATED NEVER MIND THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE A GOOD AND STRONG LEADER WITH INTERNATINAL CREDENTIALS SO LET THEN HANDLE THIS IN A CIVILIZED MANNER. THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN NOW IS FOR JORDAN TO INFLAME AN ALREADY POLARIZED HORROR. ITS TIME TO FORGIVE.

FROM BASHING WOMEN BY SAYING THAT JORDANIANS ARE SCREAMING LIKE WOMEN IN AMMAN TO TRYING TO BLAME THERMENT AND DISTABILIZE THE COUNTRY, I SAY TO MY IN LAWS THAT NONE OF THESE WILL BRING THE VICTIMS BACK DESPITE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE. THIS IS NOT A TIME TO POINT FINGERS AND BLAME YUR LAW MAKERS BECAUSE THEY ARE EQUALLY IN SHOCK. YOUR LEADERS AND THE GOVERNMENT AS A BODY IS FOLLOWING UP THIS CASE WITH THEIR INTERNATINAL COUNTER PART AS STIPULATED BY INTERNATINAL LAW. THE WHOLE ICIDENT WAS UNFORTUNATE AND REGRATEFUL FROM AND BY BOTH SIDES. IF I WAS A JORDANIAN WITHOUT KNOWNING WHAT I KNOW TODAY, I WILL BE PROBABLY CONSIDER THE POSITIONS OF THESE POSTINGS BUT TWO WRONGS CAN NEVER MAKE ANY THING CORRECT. PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE AND HAD I KNOWN IS ALWAYS A BROTHER TO MR LATE. JORDANIANS AS A PEOPLE ARE SMART, CIVILIZED AND VERY WELL EDUCATED NEVER MIND THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE A GOOD AND STRONG LEADER WITH INTERNATINAL CREDENTIALS SO LET THEN HANDLE THIS IN A CIVILIZED MANNER. THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN NOW IS FOR JORDAN TO INFLAME AN ALREADY POLARIZED HORROR. ITS TIME TO FORGIVE.

While the Israeli murderer was receiving a warm welcome and close hugs by the Israeli Prime Minister assuring him not to worry as long as the great state of Israel is behind him. The Jordanian Home Secretary in the Parliament was blaming the victim who lost his life in a mysterious freak incident . The family victim should sue the Minister and ask him to provide evidences for his claims .

I was really shocked from head to toes when I was listening to the Jordanian Interior Minister putting all the blame on the Jordanian boy accusing him of triggering the attack on the Embassy Security Guard. The Minister was not present at the time of the incident so what made him 100% sure that the Jordanian boy was the one who stirred all the problem . It is very funny for a Home Secretary to support the claim of the embassy staff and take sides with the murderer against the victim. Let us say the boy was really guilty, as a Home Secretary you should at least do something to defend him . I really pity the victim's family in particular and the Jordanians in general for having a Minister like you trying to placate Israel at the expense of his own people , big shame isn't it . I won't be surprised if I see thousands of Jordanians marching the streets demanding his resignation over his shameful stance .

so what? what is the fuss about? if you are real serious then all you have to do is:get 2million signature asking his majesty to resolve the parliament. and here goes the government. no need for riots and screaming like women all over amman. this will not solve any issue.

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