Violent clashes in E. Jerusalem; terrorist’s funeral postponed
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Violent clashes in E. Jerusalem; terrorist’s funeral postponed

Masked protesters hurl stones, firebombs at police forces who respond with riot dispersal means; Hamas urges escalation of violence

An Israeli police car drives beside light train to guard it from Palestinian stone throwers, in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, on October 25, 2014.  (Photo credit: AFP/ AHMAD GHARABLI)
An Israeli police car drives beside light train to guard it from Palestinian stone throwers, in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, on October 25, 2014. (Photo credit: AFP/ AHMAD GHARABLI)

Israeli police clashed with Palestinians across east Jerusalem Saturday ahead of a potentially explosive funeral that was delayed for a day and tight security conditions imposed.

Relatives of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, a Hamas activist from Silwan, who ploughed into a Jerusalem crowd on Wednesday, killing a 3-month old baby and injuring eight others, were told to be ready to bury him at an undisclosed time Sunday, their lawyer said.

The internment, near Jerusalem’s Old City walls, will take place at some time between 11:00 am (0900 GMT) and midnight, and only 20 mourners will be permitted to attend and they will have to submit their names to police in advance, attorney Mohammed Mahmud said in a statement Saturday.

A crowd was reportedly gathering at al-Shaludi’s Silwan home.

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