Israeli police handed the body of Ahmad Mohamed Mahameed(30) to his family on 01:00 am on Tuesday August 21st and his burial took place on 02:00 am in his home town of Umm al-Fahm in ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948.
After the human rights organization Adalah filed a petition in court against it, Israeli police dropped its original demand that the family would have to pay a bail of 100 000 shekels and make sure that no more than 50 people take part in his funeral.
Thousands of people are now claimed to have last night taken part in his funeral in the town of 60 000 people.
Three youths from Mahameed’s home town of Umm al-Fahm in ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 who were arrested on Friday were reported to have been released on Sunday to a week-long home arrest.
Older articles have mentioned the arrest of several of Mahameed’s relatives during a raid on his home after he was killed, which might mean the youths in question. Israeli officials had suspected the youths in somehow aiding Mahameed in ‘planning’ the attack on Israel’s occupation forces, during which he was shot dead.
Ahmad Mahameed, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was killed on Friday August 17th in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem after he was captured on video trying to stab Israel’s occupation forces’ member. According to Israeli authorities, he had never been arrested and didn’t belong to any (political) groups.
According to his brother Nassim, Ahmad Mahameed suffered from ‘psychological problems’ and had tried ‘to commit suicide more than once’.
Nassim Mahameed blamed Israeli occupation police for shooting to kill and leaving his brother to die on the ground, saying that Ahmad could have been shot in leg instead and that he was killed only because he was an Arab.
Nassim Mahameed said that the family wasn’t aware that Ahmad had traveled to Jerusalem and at first couldn’t believe that he had been killed, thinking that his name must have been mistaken to that of someone else.
His brother was coming from the al-Aqsa mosque when he suddenly drew a knife and tried to stab a male Israel’s occupation forces’ member, who was able to evade the blade. Ahmad Mahameed was shot dead during a following struggle with occupation forces’ members.