Thousands of Palestinians attended his funeral after Maghrib. They protested with the body. A large number of Israeli security forces were already deployed. They demanded that the protesters throw stones at them and set off fireworks. Six policemen were injured. The security forces fired blank shots to disperse the Palestinians, sparking widespread clashes.
At least 15 people have been arrested in the incident. Tensions have risen in the wake of recent Israeli raids in Jerusalem and the West Bank. At least 43 Palestinians have been killed this year in Jewish aggression.