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In Photos: Funeral for Mu'taz Hijazi in Jerusalem

Under heavy police presence, hundreds of Palestinians attend the funeral of Mu'taz Hijazi, accused of shooting right-wing Israeli activist Yehuda Glick
Palestinians sneak into a cemetery to attend the funeral of Mu'taz Hijazi, outside Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday (MEE/Oren Ziv/Yotam Ronen)

Under heavy police presence, over 300 Palestinians attended the funeral of Mu'taz Hijazi late Thursday in Jerusalem. 

Hijazi, a suspect in the shooting this week of right-wing Israeli activist Yehuda Glick, was killed early Thursday morning when Israeli police raided his home in the Jerusalem's Abu Tor neighbourhood.

Despite an Israeli court decision that only 45 family members could attend the funeral, hundreds of Palestinians, including family members and young people, defied police restrictions and attended the burial that stated before midnight.

Israeli police blocked the cemetery's main entrance, and people had to climb over fences to enter. 

As Hijazi's body arrived, people chanted slogans calling for a new intifada.

On the way out, over 200 Israeli police waited outside, as those who attended marched and shouted slogans.

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