Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian
June 01 2020 12:28 AM
People attend the funeral of Iyad Khayri in Jerusalem.
People attend the funeral of Iyad Khayri in Jerusalem. Reuters

Hundreds of people attended the funeral yesterday of a Palestinian who was fatally shot by Israeli police in an incident for which Israel's new defense minister later apologized.
 A police spokesman had said officers killed a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, but according to Israeli media, the man was later found to have been unarmed.
Palestinian officials said the 32-year-old man, Iyad Khayri, suffered mental health issues and decried his killing. Defense Minister Benny Gantz said: "We are really sorry about the incident in which Iyad Khayri was shot to death and we share in the family's sorrow."



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