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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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